How Plants Work: Physiology, Growth, and Metabolism


This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of how plants grow, metabolize and respond to their environment. Topics to be covered will include the conversion of light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis; source-sink relationships, long-distance transport of carbon and carbon storage; water uptake and transport; physiological responses to a changing environment and the roles of hormone signaling & physiology in regulating these responses, plant-specific metabolic pathways that include targets of herbicides, sources of chemicals for medicinal uses and potential biofuels. The course will consist of lectures and small group discussions of primary research articles. Prerequisites: Bio 2970: Principles of Biology II, Chem 252: Organic Chemistry II; graduate standing, or permission of the instructors. (Biology Major Area B)
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM

Section 01

How Plants Work: Physiology, Growth, and Metabolism - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Kutchan, Kunkel, Pandey, Meyers, Zhang, Mansfeld
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