Courses of Study 2016-2017 
    Sep 22, 2019  
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLBIO 4841 - Plant Form and Function: Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Development

Spring. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: PLBIO 4831  or BIOMG 2800  or permission of instructor.

A. Roeder, K. Niklas.

This course is broken into three sections focusing on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development. In each section, we will discuss our current understanding of the key concepts, talk about some of the remaining open questions, and describe the techniques used in research to address these questions. Topics covered will include: cell versus organismic theory, meristems, organs, anatomical evolution, the cytoskeleton, cell wall, cell growth, cell division, advanced microscopy, subcellular trafficking, cell differentiation, pattern formation, intercellular signaling, and plant hormones.

Outcome 1: Understand the fundamental concepts in plant anatomy, plant cell biology, and plant development, and recognize how these principles underlie and impact research in other areas of plant biology.

Outcome 2: Be able to evaluate experiments and the conclusions drawn from them in the scientific literature on plant anatomy, cell biology, and development.

Outcome 3: Be able to design experiments using the techniques presented in the course and describe their advantages as well as limitations.

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