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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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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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 plant’s 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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