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Basic Course in Plant Physiology

he course in Plant Physiology gives you basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of higher plants. The course begins with an overview of the different types of cells and tissues in the plant as well as the structure of the plant cell and the functions of the different organelles in the cell. Then we will go into more detail about the processes that take place in the plant cell and its organelles, such as cell division, protein synthesis, photosynthesis and respiration. You will also learn about the importance of water and mineral nutrients in the plant and how water and mineral nutrients are taken up and transported. A laboratory exercise where you will be able to follow the development of deficiency symptoms for various mineral nutrients will last throughout the course. We also go through root symbioses that are important for the plant's nutrient supply. The most important groups of plant hormones and their importance for the plant's development and response to external factors will be covered in lectures and laboratories. As part of the course, you will also practice searching for scientific information and referencing sources in a scientific text.

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Additional course evaluations for BI1365

Academic year 2022/2023

Basic Course in Plant Physiology (BI1365-10251)

2022-09-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2022/2023

Basic Course in Plant Physiology (BI1365-OM149)

2022-09-29 - 2022-10-31

Academic year 2021/2022

Basic Course in Plant Physiology (BI1365-10149)

2021-09-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Basic Course in Plant Physiology (BI1365-10145)

2020-09-30 - 2020-11-01

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Obligatorisk kurslitteratur:

  • **Evert RF and Eichhorn SE 2012/2013 **Raven Biology of Plants, 8th ed.Macmillan Learning /WH Freeman & Company

  • ** Caspersen S 2014 Källhänvisningar och referenslista – sammanfattning. **Institutionen för biosystem & teknologi, SLU-Alnarp (Canvas)

  • Litteratur som utdelas i samband med föreläsningarna är obligatorisk!


  • **Pears R and Shields G Cite them right. **Macmillan International Higher Education (finns på biblioteket)

  • **Taiz L, Zeiger E 2015 Plant Physiology and Development. **Sinauer Associates, Inc.

  • **Widén M & Widén B 2008 Botanik. Kapitel 11: Vegetativ anatomi. **Studentlitteratur. ISBN 9789144043043

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Syllabus for Horticultural Management – Gardening and Horticultural Production (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19030 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Horticultural Science Biology Biology Horticultural science
Course code: BI1365 Application code: SLU-10265 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Biosystems and Technology Pace: 100%