952328 Methods in horticultural physiology

Exercise and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Balas, Johannes , Maghuly, Fatemeh
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Contents / Topics:
Imbibition and germination of seeds, the principals of plant growth, gravitropism, bio-statistis – the influence of light on growth, plant productivity of C3 and C4 plants, effects of elevated atmospheric CO2, light and dark reactions of photosynthesis, plant colour pigments, adhesion and cohesion of water, transpiration and guttation, water potential and osmotic potential, permeability of cytoplasmic membranes, soil water capacity, phytohormone effects, plant movements, stress physiology, allelopathy

Previous knowledge expected

Bachelor level in agriculture, horticulture, biology (plant sciences).

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

When having finished the course, the student is able to understand and apply basic methods related to horticultural physiology. Passing the practical training course will also allow basic data analyis of experimental results, including critical questioning of the experimental setup and the basics for the interpretation of measurement results. In addition, students are able to acquire independently background knowledge in order to prepare reports and presentations.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.