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Plant Physiology (BIOL 453)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Biology
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.
  • This course has a lab with 3 hours.

A study of the basic structure, function, and physiology of vascular plants. Topics include plant anatomy and cell biology, water relations (including waster uptake, xylem transport, and transpiration), nutritional requirements, an in-depth look at photosynthesis, a review of other plant biochemistry, and a study of development and environmental responses, focusing on the detection of stimuli and hormonal and other messengers. Designed for students in baccalaureate programs in science education and biology. Completion of organic chemistry is recommended. Prerequisites: Earned Grades of C- or better in BIOL 122 and BIOL 350. Typically offered Fall, Odd Years.


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