Plant Physiology

Plant Physiology      BIOL 223

Theory

Subject

Hours

Weeks

1.      Introduction to plant physiology – Plant development, plant cell organelles, general aspects

2

1

2.      Physiology of transport through the plant body:

Water relations of plants – Water absorption, Transpiration (water loss), Ascent of sap,

2

1

3.      Mineral nutrition: Macronutrients, micronutrients, Absorption of minerals

2

1

4.      Photosynthesis – Mechanisms of photosynthesis, Calvin (C3) cycle ,C4 cycle, Factors affecting photosynthesis

4

2

5.      Phloem translocation of organic solutes – Source sink relations

2

1

6.      Respiration – Glycolysis (anaerobic respiration), Citric acid cycle (aerobic respiration), Electron transport system, Pentose phosphate pathway

4

2

7.      Nitrogen metabolism – Nitrogen fixation and assimilation

2

1

8.      Plant hormone physiology: Plant growth, Growth hormones – auxins, IAA, gibberellins

2

2

9.      Physiology of flowering - photoperiodism, Physiology of fruit ripening, Physiology of aging

2

1

10.  Stress physiology – water, heat, salt and cold stress

2

1

Total

26

13

 

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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