Plant Physiology (PPHY 310)

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Course description

The chemistry and physiology of growth regulators and their involvement in plant growth and development. Experiments and demonstrations illustrating both basic and applied aspects of growth regulation. Pre: Hort 262 or BIOL 153 and one year of chemistry.

Syllabus

Instructor:

Sheldon C. Furutani, Ph.D. Prof. of Plant Science.

Office CAB 101A

Office hours by appt.

Office phone 933-0852

Email: furutani@hawaii.edu

Course Objective

The chemistry and physiology of growth regulators and their involvement in plant growth and development. Experiments and demonstrations illustrating both basic and applied aspects of plant growth and chemical rowth regulation will be emphasized via laboratory experimentation.

Required text

Taiz and Zeiger. 2002. Plant Physiology. Sinauer Pub. Co. 3nd ed.

Course prerequisites

Hort 262 or Biol 153 and one year of college chemistry.

Lecture topics *

Topics Chapter
Water and Plant Cells 3
Water Balance of the Plant 4
Mineral Nutrition 5
Solute Transport 6
Photosynthesis: Light Reactions 7
Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions 8
Translocation in the phloem 10
Respiration 11
Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients 12
Auxins 19
Gibberellins 20
Cytokinins 21
Ethylene 22
Abscisic Acid 23
The control of flowering 24
Stress physiology 25
Phytochrome 17
Blue light responses 18
Cell Walls: Structure, Biogenesis and Expansion 15
  • Physiology online url is www.plantphys.net.

No makeup exams will be given.

Exceptions: will be reviewed by the instructor (depending upon circumstances).

I.Guide for Lab Reports

Reports are due one week after the completion of the experiment. Make sure that you answer all questions in the handout for full credit. Late reports will note be accepted for credit.

II. Guide for Topic Report

Due one week after topic has been assigned.

Will be assigned every 2 weeks.

Instructor will provide topic(s) to be investigated. Topics should be thoroughly researched citing important literature used in your write up. Typed reports should clearly explain the topic in your own words. Reports should be no more than 2 typed page(s) in length (excluding literature citations. Late reports will not be accepted for credit.

Please note: Any student that would like to request additional accommodations should contact either the instructor or the Student Services.