Additional course evaluations for BI1279
Academic year 2020/2021Plant Biology (BI1279-20151) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020Plant Biology (BI1279-20112) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019Plant Biology (BI1279-20096) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20
Academic year 2017/2018Plant Biology (BI1279-20005) 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14
BI1279 Plant Biology, 15.0 CreditsVäxtbiologi
Education cycleFirst cycle
|Laborations and other compulsory parts||3.50||1002|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 7,5 credits Chemistry and 20 credits Biology.
ObjectivesThe course provides a basic understanding of how plants are built up, functions, and are used for human benefit. Theory is linked to the practice by laboratory experiments and plant cultivation trials.
After a completed course the student will be able to:
- describe the structure and function of higher plant cells, tissues and organs
- account for higher plant photosynthesis, respiration and metabolism; uptake, transport and sales of water respectively. mineral nutrition; growth and development; protection against biotic and abiotic stresses; functional adaptations to different environments; as well as how external factors and internal mechanisms regulate these processes
- account for plant breeding by selection and genetic modification, as well as practical applications of this
- plan, perform and report on experiments that show plant biological phenomena, as well as orally and in writing explain the results of such trials
- seek, critically examine and collate literature data within a specific plant area, and verbally communicate these in an easily understandable way.
ContentThe course provides basic knowledge of the higher plant anatomy, physiology and breeding, as well as training in experimental and analytical methods for the study of biological processes in plants.
- Anatomy: Structure of the higher plant cells, tissues and organs. The relationship between structure and function of roots, stem, leaf and flower. Ecological adaptations of appearance and structure.
- Physiology: The higher plants’ life cycle and reproduction. Photosynthesis and respiration. Function, needs and absorption of water, respectively mineral nutrition. Transport processes. Primary and secondary metabolism. Growth, development and plant hormones. Temperature, water and light as ecological factors. Stress physiology and plant protection.
- Plant breeding: The basics in classical plant breeding as well as its practical applications. Genetically modified plants.
- Experimental and analytical methods: Laboratory experiments. Basis for planning and statistical analysis of crop trials. Oral and written reports.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written exam. Approved written and oral presentations of exercises, laboratory practicals and literature reviews. Approved participation in compulsory parts.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.