Spring 2021 - BISC 366 D100

Plant Physiology (3)

Class Number: 2301

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 25, 2021
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 205 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The plant's physical environment and the physiological basis (mechanisms and principles) of the interaction between plants and their environment in relation to their survival and ecological distribution.

COURSE DETAILS:

Alternative requisite:  MBB 231 with a minimum grade of C-.

The main objective of BISC 366 is to help students acquire an understanding of how plants develop and function. The applications of acquired knowledge range from a practical understanding of plant light, water and mineral requirements, the basic pathways behind spices, perfumes and drugs, to a theoretical basis for graduate studies or industry position in plant biotechnology. To avoid route memorization, students will be trained in making structure-function connections when looking at cells, tissues, organs and different plant shapes. Similarly, the main regulators of the plant body plan and how they respond to the environment to adjust growth and produce defensive toxins will be discussed. Finally, the course will provide students with a basic understanding of processes altered by plant breeding and current activities using genomics technologies.

Grading

  • Tutorials 30%
  • Group Project 15%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Final Exam 35%

REQUIREMENTS:

Mode of teaching: 
Lecture: synchronous (recorded)
Tutorial: synchronous 
Midterm: synchronous; date: TBA 
Final exam: synchronous; date: TBA

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Fundamentals of Plant Physiology

by Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, et al. June 12 2018


Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

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