Course code BOT320

BOT320 Advanced Course in Plant Developmental Physiology

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Course responsible: Christiaan van Der Schoot
Teachers: Paivi Liisa Hannele Rinne
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Restrictions may only apply in case labclasses are reintroduced (max 6 students).
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2005-2006
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course focuses on the growth and organisation of higher plants, including plant developmental physiology and cell biology. Particular attention is given to organisation of life processes, including transport and signalling processes.
Learning outcome:
The course provides opportunities to develop insight into the growth and internal organisation of plants, and into their responses to spontaneously generated or climate-induced signals. The course stimulates the development of skills in presenting and discussing scientific material.
Learning activities:
Lectures, colloquia, student seminars, writing of term paper.
Teaching support:

Selected chapters/publications: (1). Taiz and Zeiger - Plant Physiology.(2). Buchanan et al. - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. (3). Wolpert et al. Principles of Development. (4) Primary Scientific Literature.



Buy (1), the rest comes as handouts.

BOT200 or similar, middle level plant physiology of plant biology.
Recommended prerequisites:
Interest in, and knowledge of the basic principles that underlie plant organisation.
Mandatory activity:
A 30 minute ppt seminar on 1 recent scientific publication.
Continuous assessment: -Oral examination counts 50 % of the grade. -An assignment counts 25 % of the grade. -An oral presentation counts 25 % of the grade. All parts must be passed.
Nominal workload:
450 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 30 hours. (or: lectures 20 hours. Colloqia 12 hours. Labclasses 50 hours)
The course content is at the interface of plant physiogy, plant biology and plant biotechnology.
An external examiner (to be determined) assists in the oral exam and in the evaluation of the oral presentation and the term paper.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått