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Regulation of Plant Development

MOB30806

Over deze cursus

A unique feature of plants is the fact that environmental factors play a crucial role in their development. In this course, molecular, cell biological and physiological aspects of plant developmental processes will be discussed. We will cover several conceptual frameworks of development of plant cell types and organs. The focus will be on how plant endogenous signals are directing plant organ development, how these signalling networks can be modified by environmental factors, and how such networks evolved. Different examples in the lectures, tutorials and literature discussions will be used to illustrate how plants can adapt to their environment at the cellular, tissue and whole plant level by integrating environmental cues into developmental processes.

Leerresultaten

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able:

  • To summarize and compare plant developmental processes, including embryogenesis, meristem initiation and maintenance, root, shoot and leaf development, and flower development;
  • To understand the regulation of plant development at physiological, cellular and molecular level;
  • To explain how plant endogenous signals and abiotic and biotic environmental signals are perceived and integrated into the initiation, proceeding and control of developmental processes, and argue how this regulation evolved;
  • To be able to recognize basic communalities in underlying plant developmental concepts and mechanisms, and to use these to argue on their involvement in other biological processes.
  • To digest research articles in this research field and identify weak and strong points.

Onderwijsmethode en toetsing

Final grading is based on:
a written (digital) exam with mainly open questions (100%).
participation in computer-supported case studies is compulsory (pass/fail). A pass score for computer practicals is valid until and including the academic year following on the year in which it was obtained; a fail can be remediated the next time the course runs.

Veronderstelde voorkennis

Assumed Knowledge:
EZO22306 Key concepts in Developmental Biology, GEN20806 Plant Biotechnology, MOB20306 Gene Technology, or equivalent.

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Aanbod

  • Startdatum

    11 maart 2024

    • Einddatum
      3 mei 2024
    • Periode *
      Period 5
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
      Engels
    Inschrijvingsperiode gesloten
  • Startdatum

    10 maart 2025

    • Einddatum
      2 mei 2025
    • Periode *
      Period 5
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
      Engels
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Dit aanbod is voor studenten van Utrecht University