Plant Biology (PLBIO)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1909 PLBIO 1130   LEC 001

    • TR
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Wayne, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLBIO 2470

This course explores the economic and agricultural importance of plants to people. Topics include the roles of plants as sources of food, shelter, fiber, and medicines, as well as the cultural and historical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18681 PLBIO 2470   LEC 001

    • TR Mann Library 405
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18683 PLBIO 2470   LAB 401

    • T Mann Library 405
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19597 PLBIO 2470   LAB 402

    • R Mann Library 405
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2349 PLBIO 2490   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 5420

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  1867 PLBIO 3420   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BIOG 1140 or BIOG 1440, plus PLSCI 1420 and PLBIO 2410, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: PLBIO 3421.

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  1883 PLBIO 3421   LAB 401

    • R
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Silva, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Corequisite: PLBIO 3420.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  1950 PLBIO 3421   LAB 402

    • F
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Silva, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 5430

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1868 PLBIO 3430   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 173
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hua, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year of general biology.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 5431

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19070 PLBIO 3431   LAB 401

    • T
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hua, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLBIO 3880

Genetically modified (GM) crops have been a hot topic with controversy. One of the major concerns is on the GM crops' safety when served as our food or food ingredients. The objective of this one-credit ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 6880

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  2566 PLBIO 3880   LEC 001

    • F Warren Hall 113
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gan, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 6000

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2031 PLBIO 4000   LEC 001

    • TR Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Moghe, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19207 PLBIO 4400   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 150
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Landis, J

      Nixon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19208 PLBIO 4400   LAB 401

    • T Fernow Hall G24
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Nixon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 6620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2350 PLBIO 4620   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Catala, C

      Gunn, L

      Skirycz, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 3420 or equivalent and BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310 or equivalent.

PLBIO 5420

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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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3420

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2380 PLBIO 5420   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3430

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2118 PLBIO 5430   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 173
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hua, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3431

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2103 PLBIO 5431   LAB 401

    • T
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Hua, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 4000

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2032 PLBIO 6000   LEC 001

    • TR Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Moghe, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLBIO 6560

Series of selected topics to provide a background in plant evolution, paleobotanical literature, and evolutionary theory. Among the topics discussed are: the origin of a terrestrial flora, the evolution ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  2228 PLBIO 6560   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: PLBIO 4480 or equivalent background in evolution.

PLBIO 6620

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 4620

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2467 PLBIO 6620   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 137
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Catala, C

      Gunn, L

      Skirycz, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLBIO 6841

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  2370 PLBIO 6841   LEC 001

    • MWF Emerson Hall 133
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gandolfo Nixon, M

      Roeder, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250 or PLBIO 6831.

PLBIO 6880

Genetically modified (GM) crops have been a hot topic with controversy. One of the major concerns is on the GM crops' safety when served as our food or food ingredients. The objective of this one-credit ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBIO 3880

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  2567 PLBIO 6880   LEC 001

    • F Warren Hall 113
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Gan, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

PLBIO 7410

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  •  2006 PLBIO 7410   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1860 PLBIO 7440   DIS 201

    • R
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Pineros, M

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