Plant Biology (PLBIO)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3679PLBIO 1130  LEC 001

PLBIO 2100

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3826PLBIO 2100  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Friso, G

PLBIO 2302

This is a 7-week spring semester reflective lecture class following the winter session field course, PLBIO 2301. Students will write a reflection and give an oral presentation; assemble and analyze field ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 14547PLBIO 2302  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 21 - Mar 10, 2020
    • Nixon, K

  • Prerequisites: PLBIO 2300, PLBIO 2301 and a general biology course.

PLBIO 2440

This course provides a comprehensive overview of evolution with an emphasis on plants as excellent exemplars for understanding evolutionary theory and the interpretation of data pertaining to evolution. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3772PLBIO 2440  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Pawlowski, W

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 ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3628PLBIO 2480  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Davis, J

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 2410 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

  •  3629PLBIO 2480  LAB 401

  •  3994PLBIO 2480  LAB 402

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  3602PLBIO 3420  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Catala, C

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3626PLBIO 3421  DIS 201

    • M
    • Silva, T

  •  3627PLBIO 3421  LAB 401

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3813PLBIO 3421  DIS 202

    • T
    • Silva, T

  •  3811PLBIO 3421  LAB 402

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one discussion and one laboratory.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3814PLBIO 3421  DIS 203

    • W
    • Silva, T

  •  3812PLBIO 3421  LAB 403

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 5430

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3603PLBIO 3430  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hua, J

      Nasrallah, J

PLBIO 3431

Companion to PLBIO 3430 with laboratory activities that focus on the practice of plant biotechnology. Students construct transgenes using recombinant DNA methods, transfer genes to plants by a variety ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 5431

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4083PLBIO 3431  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite or recommended corequisite: PLBIO 3430 or permission of instructor.

PLBIO 4000

This course is geared towards graduate students and advanced biology undergraduates seeking a better understanding of computational biology. Lectures will be a combination of presentations, paper discussions ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PLBIO 6000

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4088PLBIO 4000  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Moghe, G

  • Prerequisites: Biology courses: BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250, BIOMG 3320 or BIOMG 3350, or equivalent. Computational courses: CS 1110 or equivalent. Statistics courses: BTRY 3010, STSCI 2150, or equivalent.

  •  4089PLBIO 4000  DIS 201

    • TR
    • Moghe, G

PLBIO 4470

Theory and practice of using molecular evidence, particularly DNA sequence data, for addressing diverse systematic and evolutionary questions. Emphasis is on phylogeny reconstruction, particularly in eukaryotic ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16401PLBIO 4470  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Doyle, J

  • BIOEE 1780 and BIOMG 2800 or BIOMG 3300, or BIOMG 3320, or BIOMG 3350 or written permission of instructor.

PLBIO 4480

Introduction to evolution, surveying major changes in plants from the origin of life to the present. Emphasizes plant form and function, adaptations to particular ecologic settings, and evolutionary theory ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18068PLBIO 4480  LEC 001

  • 18069PLBIO 4480  LAB 401

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3633PLBIO 4620  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Catala, C

      Van Wijk, K

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3661PLBIO 4841  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

      Roeder, A

  • Prerequisite: PLBIO 4831 or BIOMG 2800, or PLBRG 2250 and PLBRG 3250, or permission of instructor.

PLBIO 5430

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3430

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17367PLBIO 5430  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Hua, J

      Nasrallah, J

PLBIO 5431

Companion to PLBIO 3430 with laboratory activities that focus on the practice of plant biotechnology. Students construct transgenes using recombinant DNA methods, transfer genes to plants by a variety ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3431

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16294PLBIO 5431  LAB 401

PLBIO 6000

This course is geared towards graduate students and advanced biology undergraduates seeking a better understanding of computational biology. Lectures will be a combination of presentations, paper discussions ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PLBIO 4000

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4090PLBIO 6000  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Moghe, G

  •  4091PLBIO 6000  DIS 201

    • TR
    • Moghe, G

PLBIO 6470

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3663PLBIO 6470  SEM 101

    • W
    • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  3356PLBIO 7400  SEM 101

  • Requirement for: graduate students doing work in plant biology.

PLBIO 7410

Introduction to the research literature in plant biology through weekly problem sets and discussions. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  3982PLBIO 7410  DIS 201

    • R
    • Li, L

  • Graduate standing or permission of instructor required.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3357PLBIO 7440  DIS 201

    • R
    • Davis, J

      Doyle, J

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3358PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3359PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3360PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3361PLBIO 7490  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Moghe, G

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3362PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3363PLBIO 7490  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Pawlowski, W

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3364PLBIO 7490  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Rose, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3365PLBIO 7490  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Richards, E

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3367PLBIO 7490  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Doyle, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3369PLBIO 7490  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Davis, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3370PLBIO 7490  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Hanson, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3371PLBIO 7490  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Turgeon, R

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3372PLBIO 7490  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Scanlon, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3373PLBIO 7490  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Li, F

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3374PLBIO 7490  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Niklas, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3375PLBIO 7490  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Jander, G

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3376PLBIO 7490  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Hua, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3377PLBIO 7490  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Giovannoni, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3378PLBIO 7490  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Crepet, W

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3379PLBIO 7490  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Martin, G

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3380PLBIO 7490  RSC 725

    • TBA
    • Harrison, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3381PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3382PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3383PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3384PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3385PLBIO 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3387PLBIO 7490  RSC 733

    • TBA
    • Wayne, R

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3388PLBIO 7490  RSC 734

    • TBA
    • Lee, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3389PLBIO 7490  RSC 735

    • TBA
    • Gandolfo Nixon, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3390PLBIO 7490  RSC 736

    • TBA
    • McCouch, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3391PLBIO 7490  RSC 737

    • TBA
    • Raguso, R

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3392PLBIO 7490  RSC 738

    • TBA
    • Roeder, 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3835PLBIO 7490  RSC 739

    • TBA
    • Pineros, M

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-15 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3987PLBIO 7490  RSC 740

    • TBA
    • Specht, C