25133 Plant Physiology

Course Description

This course is a study of introduction to plant physiology, photosynthesis and respiration, water relations in plants, Plant nutrition, plant growth and development, and the endogenous plant growth hormone.

Learning Objective

  •  Identify the essential elements, rank their relative abundance in plant tissues, and describe their general roles in plant function.
  •  Identify the ionic forms in which essential macro-elements are typically available in the soil.
  •  Explain the mechanisms by which inorganic ions are absorbed by the root and transported throughout the plant.
  •  Explain the inextricable link between energy gain and water loss in land plants.
  •  Describe the pathway, driving force and resistances involved in water movement, from soil to atmosphere, through plants.
  •  Outline the mechanism by which sugars and other metabolites/solutes are translocated throughout the plant.
  •  Explain the importance of plant hormones in plant responses to surroundings.



Books for this Course

  • Plant Physiology, Robert E.Blankenship

Times Offered

  • September
  • January

Course Prerequisite