Additional course evaluations for BI1281
Academic year 2020/2021Plant Physiology (BI1281-20152) 2020-11-02 - 2020-12-02
Academic year 2019/2020Plant Physiology (BI1281-20108) 2019-11-01 - 2019-12-03
Academic year 2018/2019Plant Physiology (BI1281-20097) 2018-11-06 - 2018-12-06
Academic year 2017/2018Plant Physiology (BI1281-20006) 2017-10-31 - 2017-11-30
BI1281 Plant Physiology, 7.5 CreditsVäxtfysiologi
Education cycleFirst cycle
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 gives understanding of the plant as a life form, not only from the point of view of utility for humans, but from the plants own survival goals.
After a completed course the student will be able to:
- understand and describe plant organs, cells and tissues, photosynthesis; uptake, transport and use of water and minerals; growth and development; protection against abiotic and biotic stress
- describe how variations in plant form, development, photosynthesis and metabolism are adaptions to cope with different environments
- evaluate the importance of the physiological properties in human plant use
ContentThe course concentrates on the crop plants. Lectures cover:
- cellular structure and form: cells, chloroplasts, cell walls
- systems for transport and structural support: shoot, root
- the root: mining for water and mineral
- the shoot: assimilation of light and carbon dioxide, photosynthesis
- transport systems for water and minerals, organics
- growth and development: stem cells, flower, reproduction, seed and germination
- protection against abiotic stresses and competing life forms, secondary metabolism
- usefulness from the human perspective, plant breeding
In laboratory practicals (compulsary) plant development and adaptability will be studied. The results will be presented and discussed in written reports.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written exams and passed written and oral accounts of practicals and literature reviews. Approved participation in compulsory activities.
- 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.