831114 Plant physiology


Type
Lecture
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Organisation
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction
Deutsch

Content

ENERGY METABOLISM
Cellular respiration
Photosynthesis: light-dependent reactions, carbon assimilation (C3- and C4-pathway), photosynthetic productivity
MINERAL NUTRITION
Availability and acquisition of mineral nutrients
Essential nutrient elements: functions and deficiency symptoms
Nitrogen cycle, nitrate assimilation, biological nitrogen fixation
Mycorrhiza
TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN PLANTS
Transport at the cellular level across membranes
Short distance transport at the tissue and organ level
Long distance transport at the level of the whole plant in the xylem and phloem
PLANT HORMONES
Regulation of growth, differentiation and development
Commercial applications

Previous knowledge expected



Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the lecture, the students have bascic knowledge of the major metabolic pathways and other physiological processes in plants, such as respiration, photosynthesis, mineral nutrition and material transport. The students are able to apply their knowledge of plant physiology to aspects of plant production and have acquired a solid basis for subsequent plant-related courses in agricultural sciences. Moreover, the students have the capability to analyze the physiological response of plants to the environment in the context of current problems. For instance, students are able to assess critically the possible impact of increases in atmospheric CO2 on the productivity of crop plants.
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