PLBIO 3420

PLBIO 3420

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Integrated and interdisciplinary study of the processes that contribute to the growth, competition, and reproduction of plants. Topics include, but are not limited to, plant-water relations, membrane properties and processes, photosynthesis, plant respiration, mineral and organic nutrition, stress physiology, control of growth and development, and responses to the environment. Emphasis is on the relationship between structure and function from the molecular to the whole-plant level.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Corequisite: PLBIO 3421  or written permission of instructor.

Comments May not be taken for credit after PLBIO 2420 unless written permission obtained from instructor.

  • Each process in a plant integrates with other relevant processes to determine the overall response of the plant to a particular set of conditions.
  • Energy affects processes at all levels of biological organization from the molecule and cell to organisms and ecosystems.
  • The basic rules of chemistry and physics constrain the physiological behavior of plants.
  • Cells/organisms perceive and respond to their environment, including signal transduction, intercellular communication and information processing.
  • Structure dictates biological function at all levels of biological organization.
  • Biological processes are regulated at all levels of biological organization.
  • The flow of mass (atoms, compounds) and energy through a plant.
  • Evolution underlies all aspects of biology and explains the unity and diversity of life.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4818 PLBIO 3420   LEC 001