BCH/BIO 410, 610 Plant Physiology (3+0) 3 Credits. Taught in Spring of each year.
The Plant Physiology course takes a rigorous approach to understanding how plants function. It can be divided into four portions. The first portion of the course focuses on the quantitative aspects of transport (water, ions and sucrose) into the cell and through the plant. The second portion focuses on photosynthesis, the third portion focuses on growth, hormones and plant development, and the fourth portion integrates the first three with lectures on plant responses to various environmental stresses including and introduction to and the use of systems biology approaches. Much of the course is taught using WebCT.