Plant Biology (PLBIO)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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PLBIO 1100

Plants have always played a key role in the history of life on Earth and have served as medicinal agents in all societies since prehistoric times. Medical Ethnobotany is the study of medicinal plants used ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

PLBIO 1130

By most accounts, whether theological or scientific, light is fundamental for life. Throughout the living world, there are vital processes, such as photosynthesis and vision that are associated with light. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 2400

Focuses on helping individuals understand how scientific information relates to the issues they face as citizens, in management decision making, and in public policy. To what extent should genetic engineering ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 2420

How plants function and grow. Examples deal with crop plants or higher plants where possible, though not exclusively. Topics include cell structure and function; plant metabolism, including photosynthesis; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 2421

Experiments exemplify basic concepts in plant physiology, particularly concepts covered in PLBIO 2420. The course offers experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

PLBIO 2440

This course provides a comprehensive overview of microevolution (evolution at or below the species level) and macroevolution (evolution above the species level) with an emphasis on plants as exemplars ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

PLBIO 2480

An introduction to the goals and methods of plant systematics, and a survey of the diversity of vascular plants, including ferns, conifers, flowering plants, and related groups.  Lectures cover the processes ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4900PLBIO 2480  LEC 001

  • An introductory course in biology or botany, or permission of instructor. May not be taken for credit after PLBIO 2430.

PLBIO 2490

Biological subjects presented in Hollywood films. Lecture topics include the scientific method, Darwinism, development, paleobiology, animal cloning, genome sequencing, forensic DNA, artificial intelligence, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

PLBIO 3420

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 ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

PLBIO 3421

Experiments exemplify concepts covered in PLBIO 3420 and offer experience in a variety of biological and biochemical techniques, from the cellular to whole plant level, with emphasis on experimental ... view course details

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PLBIO 3430

Introduction to current studies involving recombinant DNA technology and its application to the improvement of plants. Emphasizes genetic transformation methodology, gene expression systems, and strategies ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 3800

Covers strategies and methodologies in chemotaxonomy, chemical ecology, and ethnobotany, as they are used in chemical prospecting for new pharmaceuticals. Discusses the biosynthesis and distribution of ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 3801

This course is offered as part of the CALS Signature Semester: Toward a Sustainable Future and Emerging Technologies Important to China on site in Shanghai, China. Society is facing growing challenges ... view course details

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PLBIO 4400

Basic and advanced theory and methods of phylogenetic analysis. Introduces students to cladistic analysis using parsimony and gain experience with computer-aided analysis of taxonomic data, including both ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 4620

Focuses on biochemistry of plant specific processes, with the aim to obtain an integrative overview of plant biochemistry. Examples include processes such as cell wall biochemistry, pigment biosynthesis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4934PLBIO 4620  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 2420 or 3420, or equivalent and BIOBM 3300 or 3310, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

PLBIO 4841

This course is broken into three sections focusing on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development. In each section, we will discuss our current understanding of the key concepts, talk about some of the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 4940

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

PLBIO 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses. This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4182PLBIO 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Arts students may not count this course toward graduation but may, upon petition (one time only) to their class dean, carry fewer than 12 other credits and remain in good standing. This would affect Dean's List eligibility but not eligibility for graduating with distinction. Students from all Colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5113PLBIO 4980  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

PLBIO 6470

Discussions led by staff, visitors, and students on topics of current importance to systematic biology. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  5016PLBIO 6470  SEM 101

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    • Nixon, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students and advanced undergraduates in systematic biology.

PLBIO 7400

Lectures on current research in plant biology, presented by visitors and staff. view course details

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

PLBIO 7420

Students in this class read and discuss recently published papers in plant molecular biology. A faculty member from the Plant Biology section in the School of Integrated Plant Sciences will assign the ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

PLBIO 7440

After the first year, each student presents one seminar per year on his or her thesis research and then meets with the thesis committee members for evaluation. First-year students only attend the seminar ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4190PLBIO 7440  DIS 201

  • Enrollment limited to and required for: second-, third-, and fourth-year graduate students in Plant Biology.

PLBIO 7490

Intended for graduate students in Plant Biology who are working with faculty members on an individual basis towards a PhD thesis. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4191PLBIO 7490  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Van Wijk, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4192PLBIO 7490  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Kessler, A

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4193PLBIO 7490  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Gan, S

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4194PLBIO 7490  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4195PLBIO 7490  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Nasrallah, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4196PLBIO 7490  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Pawlowski, W

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4197PLBIO 7490  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Rose, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4198PLBIO 7490  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Richards, E

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4199PLBIO 7490  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Brutnell, T

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4200PLBIO 7490  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Luckow, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4201PLBIO 7490  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Doyle, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4202PLBIO 7490  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Owens, T

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4203PLBIO 7490  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Davis, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4204PLBIO 7490  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Hanson, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4205PLBIO 7490  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Turgeon, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4206PLBIO 7490  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4207PLBIO 7490  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4208PLBIO 7490  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Niklas, K

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4209PLBIO 7490  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Jander, G

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4210PLBIO 7490  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Hua, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4211PLBIO 7490  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Giovannoni, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4212PLBIO 7490  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Crepet, W

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4213PLBIO 7490  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Kochian, L

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4214PLBIO 7490  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Martin, G

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4215PLBIO 7490  RSC 725

    • TBA
    • Harrison, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4216PLBIO 7490  RSC 726

    • TBA
    • Nixon, K

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4217PLBIO 7490  RSC 727

    • TBA
    • Sparks, J

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4218PLBIO 7490  RSC 728

    • TBA
    • Vatamaniuk, O

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4219PLBIO 7490  RSC 729

    • TBA
    • Davies, P

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4220PLBIO 7490  RSC 730

    • TBA
    • Nasrallah, M

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4221PLBIO 7490  RSC 731

    • TBA
    • Stern, D

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4222PLBIO 7490  RSC 732

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Enrollment preference given to: graduate students who are working with faculty members on an individual basis. Sign into your faculty members section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4223PLBIO 7490  RSC 733

    • TBA
    • Wayne, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4224PLBIO 7490  RSC 734

    • TBA
    • Lee, J

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4225PLBIO 7490  RSC 735

    • TBA
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4226PLBIO 7490  RSC 736

    • TBA
    • McCouch, S

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4227PLBIO 7490  RSC 737

    • TBA
    • Raguso, R

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4228PLBIO 7490  RSC 738

    • TBA
    • Roeder, A

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  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt