Stage 2 students only
OverviewPlant specific features of cellular organisation and processes – cell wall synthesis, cell division, endoreduplication, plasmadesmata
Photosynthesis – mechanism and regulation of photosynthesis, photorespiration, C3, C4 and CAM.
Plant hormones and signalling – e.g. auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins etc and their roles in tropism, photoperiodism, and flowering.
Adaptation and stress response – environmental stress, acclimatisation and adaptation.
This module appears in:
Total contact hours: 30
Private study hours: 120
Total study hours: 150
Method of assessment
Problem solving (20%)
Examination (2h) (60%)
Introduction to Plant Physiology (4th edition) W.G. Hopkins and N.P.A. Hunter, Wiley Publishing (2008)
Plant Biology, A.M. Smith, G. Coupland, L. Dolan, N. Harberd, J. Jones, C. Martin, R. Sablowski, A. Amery, Garland Science (2010)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to have:
A knowledge of plant specific features of cellular organisation and processes.
An understanding of the process and regulation of photosynthesis.
An understanding of plant hormones and their role in the life cycle and responses to the environment.
An understanding of how plants respond and adapt to environmental conditions
The intended generic learning outcomes:
The ability to generate, analyse and report experimental data.