BIOLOGY 362 Plant Physiology

 

 

 

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Instructor:  Dr. R. Brandon Pratt 

 

Syllabus

How to write a paper

 

Textbooks

Taiz, L. and Zeiger, E. 2010. Plant Physiology (5th Ed.). Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA, 755p.

 

Lecture Schedule

Date

Day

Week

Topic

Reading

Text Reading

4-3

W

1

Plant Domestication

Gepts, P. 2004

Diamond, J. 2002

 

4-8

M

2

Adaptation & Genetics

Ross-Ibarra et al. 2007

 

4-10

W

 

Cellular and Leaf Traits

Sack et al. 2003

Ch. 1

4-15

M

3

Water & Plant Cells

 

Ch. 3

4-17

W

 

Photosynthesis: Light Reactions

 

Ch. 7

4-22

M

4

Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions

 

Ch. 8 200-214

4-24

W

 

Leaf Economics

Wright et al. 2004

 

4-29

M

5

Exam 1

 

 

5-1

W

 

C4 & CAM Metabolism

 

Ch. 8 214-237

5-6

M

6

Growth, Allocation, & Yield

 TBA

 

5-8

W

 

Water Transport

 

Ch. 4

5-13

M

7

Analyses

 

 

5-15

W

 

Biomechanics

Dominguez et al. 2011

 

5-20

M

8

Plant Nutrition

 

Ch. 5

5-22

W

 

Exam 2

 

 

5-27

M

9

Memorial Day Holiday

 

 

5-29

W

 

Sugar Transport

 

Ch. 10

6-3

M

10

Reproduction

 

Ch. 25

6-5

W

 

Crops Gone Wild

Ellstrand et al. 2010

 

6-10

M

11

Analyses

 

 

 6-12

W

 

Final Exam 11-1:30

 

 

 

Laboratory Schedule

Date

Day

Week

Topic

4-2

T

1

Introduction to class project/ Drought Resistance

4-4

R

 

Growth Analysis (setup growth & mineral nutrition experiments)

4-9

T

2

Leaf Anatomy

4-11

R

 

Leaf Anatomy

4-16

T

3

Stem Anatomy

4-18

R

 

Chlorophyll Content/ Anthocyanin Content

4-23

T

4

Protein Content

4-25

R

 

Nitrogen Content

4-30

T

5

Photosynthesis

5-2

R

 

Photosynthesis

5-7

T

6

Photosynthesis

5-9

R

 

Transport

5-14

T

7

Transport

5-16

R

 

Biomechanics

5-21

T

8

Mineral Nutrition

5-23

R

 

Analyses

5-28

T

9

Analyses

5-30

R

 

Analyses

6-4

T

10

Analyses

6-6

R

 

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