PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

Course ID: PBS-SE>FIZROŚ
Course title: PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Semester: 4 / Spring
ECTS: 6
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Applied Plant Biotechnology
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Botany (anatomy and morphology), biochemistry
Contact person: Piotr Stępień piotr.stepien@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The course of plant physiology provides knowledge about the processes occurring in plant organism and the methods of their assessment in laboratory
Full description: Water relations in plant cell and whole plant, Structure and functions of biological membranes, short- and long-distance transport processes, light reactions of photosynthesis, photosynthetic carbon assimilation, cellular respiration, mineral nutrition of plants, nitrogen fixation in plants, plant growth and development, phytohormones, plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress.
Bibliography: Taiz L., Zeiger E., 2010. Plant Physiology, Sinauer Associates Inc. Publishers; Hopkins W.G. and Huner N.P.A. 2009. Introduction to Plant Physiology. Wiley and Son Inc.; Bielecki K., Demczuk A., Grzyś E., Sacała E., 2001. Exercises in physiology and biochemistry of plants, WAR.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The students develop a comprehension of how essential physiological processes contribute to the plant cell and the whole plant functioning. They define basic physiological terminology. Skills The students are able to analyze the physiological and molecular mechanisms involved in functioning of the plant cell. They are able perform basic laboratory experiments independently, whilst remaining supervised by instructor. Social competences The students demonstrate a high degree of initiative and independence, organizing and conducting teamwork. They show high capacity in the process of learning, and as essentially, in building personal contacts with associates across the group. The students understand the importance of training and self-cultivation. They comply with health and safety regulations in the laboratory and feel responsible for the equipment.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Grade obtained at lectures (50%), grade obtained at the laboratory classes (50%)

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