Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes

Plant Science

by La Trobe University

This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.

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


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.

Plant Science
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this course.