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<!--This file created 7:41 AM 8/20/98 by Claris Home Page version 2.0-->Plant Physiology

Biology 215

Spring 2003

Instructor: James C. Pushnik

Office: Holt 301 J Office Hours: T 2:00-3:00; Th 12:30-1:30

Tel/ Fax : 898-6362 Email:jpushnik@csuchico.edu

Text: Plant Physiology, Third Edition, Taiz and Zieger, Sinuaer Press. 2002

Lecture : Holt 261; Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:15 Laboratory: Holt 268; Thursday 2:00-4:50

 


Date

Topic

Reading

 

Introduction : Plant and Cell Architecture

 

  1/28

         Organization of Plants and Cells

 1-26

 

Energy and Enzymes

 

 1/30

         Energy Flow through Living Systems

Web-site

 

Water and Plant Cells

 

 2/4

         Water and Water Potential

 33-45

 

Water Balance and the Plant

 

 2/6-2/11

         Water Absorption

         Transpiration

47-63

 

Plant Mineral Nutrition

 

 2/13-2/18

         Essential Mineral Nutrients: Nutrient Deficiencies and Symptoms

67-84

 

         Treating Nutritional Deficiency

 

 

         Root-Microbe Interactions

 

 

Solute Transport

 

 2/20-2/25

         Membrane Transport and Ion Uptake

 87-107

 

         Membrane Transport Proteins

         Ion Transport in Roots

         Soil Properties and Nutrient Content

 

2/27

Examination 1

 

 

Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions

 

 3/4-3/6

         Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

111-141

 

         Structure, Bioenergetics and Light-dependent Reactions

         Regulation and Genetics of Photosynthetic Systems

 

 

Photosynthesis: Carbon Reactions

 

  3/11-3/13

         Calvin Cycle: Photosynthetic Carbon Reduction

145-168

 

         Photorespiratory Carbon Oxidation

 

 

         CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms and Synthesis of Sucrose and Starch

 

 

Photosynthesis: Physiological and Ecological Considerations

 

 3/25-3/27

         Leaves and Photosynthesis

171-190

 

         Leaves and Gas Exchange

 

 

Translocation in the Phloem

 

 4/1-4/3

         Distribution and Translocation of Photoassimilates

 193-219

 

         Sink-Source Interactions

 

 

         Phloem Loading and Unloading

 

 

         Assimilate Allocation and Partitioning

 

 

Respiration and Lipid Metabolism

 

 4/8-4/10

         Respiration: Energy Retrieval

223-255

 

         Lipid Metabolism

 

 

Assimilation of Mineral Nutrients

 

  4/15-4/17

         Nitrogen assimilation

259-279

 

         Sulfur Assimilation

 

 

         Phosphate Assimilation

 

 

         Cation Assimilation

 

 

         Oxygen Assimilation

 

4/22

Examination 2

 

 

Regulation of Plant Development

 

 4/24-4/29

         Patterns of Plant Development

313-372

 

         Phytochrome: Biological and Photochemical Properties

376-398

 

         Blue Light Control of Stomatal Movement and Morphology

403-420

 

Plant Hormones

 

 5/1

         Auxins

423-456

5/6

         Giberellins

461-488

5/8

         Cytokinins

493-515

5/13

         Ethylene

519-536

 5/15

         Abscisic Acid

539-588

5/22

Examination 3 (10:00 - 11:50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Procedure and Policy:

 

The course grade will be determined on the following basis: There will be a total of 400 points possible, which are distributed between the lecture and laboratory.

Examinations 300 points

Laboratory 100 points

Lecture examinations: There will be three-scheduled mid-term examination each worth 100 points. The format of these examinations will be short answer and essay.

Laboratory grade: The laboratory will contribute 100 points toward the final course grade. The points are distributed as follows:

Experimental write-ups (5 at 10 points each) 50

Laboratory reports will be due 1 week after the completion of the experiment. No late write-ups will be accepted.

Poster Presentation of a Class Experiment 25

Laboratory Notebook 15

Attendance and Participation 10

Late Assignments and make-up examinations: No assignments will be accepted past the due date. Arrangement for make-up examinations must be made in advance. There will be no exception.