Plant Physiology


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE B0013 SEMESTER 2nd
COURSE TITLE Plant Physiology
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Core
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE0117366/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students obtain basic knowledge on the physiological processes in plants.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

COURSE CONTENT

Aspects of the chemical composition of plants. Physiological characteristics of the main organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids). Principles of the metabolism of higher plants (biophysical phenomena, enzymes, enzymic reactions, allosteric enzymes, inhibition, biomembranes). Respiration of higher plants (aerobic and anaerobic respiration. Glycolysis, Krebs cycle, phosphopentose cycle. Respiratory metabolism of lipids and proteins. Control of respiration and the factors affecting it). Material exchange. Inorganic nutrition of higher plants. Necessary nutrients: physiological role, absorption by roots and leaves, translocation in plants. Rules of plant production. Metabolism and symbiotic fixation of nitrogen. Metabolism of other nutrient elements). Photosynthesis (role, photochemical stages, photosystems I and II, CO2 fixation). Trioze metabolism and synthesis of organic compounds. Transpiration. Plant growth and development (vegetative growth, growth pattern). Endogenous growth factors. Plant hormones: chemical composition, physiological role and mode of action. External growth factors. Thermoperiodism. Dormancy. Metabolic stress.

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 26
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester.

 

 PROPOSED LITERATURE

Βιβλίο [6838]: Φυσιολογία Φυτών, Καράταγλης Στ.

Βιβλίο [41963619]: Φυσιολογία φυτών, Τσέκος Ι.

Βιβλίο [59396732]: Φυσιολογία και Ανάπτυξη των Φυτών, L. Taiz, E. Zeiger, I. M. Møller, A. Murphy