bio204 | undergraduate

Plant Physiology

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This course will examine the key concepts of plant physiology. Topics will include the structure and function of plants, growth and development, water transport, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, and plant metabolism.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Water and Nutrient Transport

    • Explain mechanisms of plant nutrient uptake.
    • Evaluate roles of macronutrients and micronutrients in plant growth and function.
    • Describe the role and process of transpiration.

    Photosynthesis

    • Examine how plants capture light.
    • Describe light-dependent reactions and products in photosynthesis.
    • Explain principles of energy transfer in living organisms.

    Plant Metabolism

    • Analyze how stomata control leaf gas exchange and water loss.
    • Describe the three stages and products in photosynthetic carbon reduction cycle.
    • Explain how cells release energy through the three interdependent pathways.

    Plant Growth and Development

    • Examine major stages in plant development.
    • Explain phototropism and gravitropism.
    • Evaluate the role of major hormones in plant growth and development.

    Cell Structure and Function

    • Describe plant cell structure and function.
    • Recognize physical and chemical properties of water.
    • Examine mechanisms of water movement in cells.
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