PLBIO 4841

PLBIO 4841

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 remaining open questions, and describe the techniques used in research to address these questions. Topics covered will include: cell versus organismic theory, meristems, organs, anatomical evolution, the cytoskeleton, cell wall, cell growth, cell division, advanced microscopy, subcellular trafficking, cell differentiation, pattern formation, intercellular signaling, and plant hormones.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 4831, BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250 or permission of instructor.

  • Explain the fundamental concepts in plant anatomy, plant cell biology, and plant development, and recognize how these principles underlie and impact research in other areas of plant biology.
  • Evaluate experiments and the conclusions drawn from them in the scientific literature on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development.
  • Design experiments using the techniques presented in the course and describe their advantages as well as limitations.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  2691 PLBIO 4841   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 4831, BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250, or permission of instructor.
    No remote access for this course, as the department has deemed it impossible for students to satisfactorily meet learning goals if enrolled remotely.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.