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Syllabus and other information
BI1279 Plant Biology, 15.0 CreditsVäxtbiologi
Education cycleBachelor’s level
|Laborations and other compulsory parts||3.5||0202|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G1F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 7,5 credits Chemistry and 20 credits Biology.
The 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.
The 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.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Passed written exam. Approved written and oral presentations of exercises, laboratory practicals and literature reviews. Approved participation in compulsory parts.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationThe required course prerequisites in chemistry can be obtained by for instance following the courses Basic Chemistry I, 15 hp (KE0062); Basic Chemistry II, 7,5 hp (KE0063); or Biochemistry, continuation 7,5 hp (KE0064) and achieving at least 7,5 hp. Some parts of the course may be given with English as the main language.
Department of Plant Biology
Campbell Biology 12th ed.
- Publisher : Pearson; 12th edition (January 17, 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0135188741
- ISBN-13 : 978-0135188743