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Plant Science

by La Trobe University

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Course Description

Plant Science focusses on the green, silent, and motionless life forms we take for granted. Plants are amazing organisms. Literally rooted in one spot, they are able to cope with a wide range of environmental conditions, while at the same time using only light, carbon dioxide and water to generate energy-rich sugars that drive and support the vast majority of life on the surface of our planet. In this series of lectures we take a closer look at 4 major themes that highlight the importance and the unique features of plants: 

1) Interaction between plants, via roots, and soil;
2) Regulation of growth and development by plant hormones;
3) Leaf structure and photosynthesis
4) Cell walls, stems, and vascular tissue
5) Plant biotechnology

Recommended textbook:
Ladiges, P., Evans, B., Saint, R., and Knox, B. (2010) Biology: An Australian Focus. McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, Australia.

Customer Reviews

calophylum

a bit old for learning but this course has me stumbling in the undergrowth even more.
Good basis for those who know little and have limited attention span.

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