940321 Plant molecular biology (in Eng.)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Seifert, Georg , Pitzschke, Andrea
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2024
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


How do plants work? Tools to characterize gene function

How is sunlight converted to biomass? Photosynthesis und chloroplasts

The molecular basis of food, feed, fuel and fiber: Cell wall biosynthesis and function

How do plants adapt to a changing environment? The biology of abiotic stress


The system plant is the primary foundation of bioeconomy! But what are its biological and genetic capabilities and constraints? After successfully completing this course students will have a solid theoretical basis of plant-specific molecular processes. They will understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate plant growth and the interaction of plants with the environment. The students will know of the strengths and uses of model plants, including gene identification and gene functional analysis. They will have deepened their knowledge of molecular mechanisms of the tolerance to emerging global problems - light and heat stress, flooding, drought and high-salinity stresses and will obtain insight in the molecular pathways controlling the biosynthesis and remodelling of ligno-cellulosic cell walls the crucial resource for food, feed fuel and fibre. After finishing the course, the student will be able to make predictions on changes in plant morphology, physiology, gene expression, protein and metabolite profiles in response to a given stimulus. The student will develop a scientific understanding of the possibilities and limitations to what plant molecular biology can offer to the current re-positioning of the role of agriculture in world economy.
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