bio204 | undergraduate
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Photosynthesis (Plant Metabolism)
- Describe light reactions and the Calvin cycle of photosynthesis.
- Explain the importance of photosynthesis for life on earth.
- Describe the products and reactants in the equation for photosynthesis.
Stem Structure, Growth and Development, and Water and Food Transport
- Describe the structure and function of plant cells and simple tissues.
- Describe the structure and function of primary and secondary xylem and phloem tissues.
- Describe the structure and function of secondary xylem and phloem and secondary meristems.
- Describe how water, minerals, and sugar move throughout a plant.
- Explain the process of transpiration and cohesion-tension of water movement.
Roots and Plant Nutrition, Cellular Respiration, and Leaf Structure and Function
- Describe the structure and function of various roots and root tissues.
- Describe the function of minerals in the plant body and explain how a plantâs roots absorb them.
- Explain the pathways of cellular respiration and fermentation.
- Describe the structure and function of various leaves and leaf tissues.
Plant Growth and Development
- Examine the major stages in plant development.
- Evaluate the role of major hormones in plant growth and development.
- Explain phototropism and gravitropism.
Chemistry of Water and Plant Cell Structure and Function
- Describe plant cell structure and function.
- Describe the three types of chemical bonds.
- Describe how and why water moves in and between cells.
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