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Plant physiology and ecology courses at UT

BCMB 321 Introduction to Plant Physiology (4) Cell and organismal physiology of plants, metabolic processes, water relations, mineral nutrition, morphogenesis. Effects of age, light, natural rhythms, temperature, and other environmental factors on plant growth. Prereq: Chemistry 120 and 130.
     syllabus       Fall (every)
        Instructors: Barry Bruce and Elena Shpak

BCMB 522 Advanced Plant Physiology I (3) Plant biochemistry and metabolism:
respiration, photosynthesis, carbon partitioning, and biosynthesis of specialized plant products: terpenoids, alkaloids, phenolics and plant growth regulators. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 401 and one semester of introductory plant physiology or
cell biology.
     syllabus       Fall (odd numbered years)
        Instructor: Beth Mullin

BCMB 523 Advanced Plant Physiology II (3) Growth and differentiation of plants at molecular, cellular and organismal levels. Regulation of development; macromolecular interpretation of differentiation, dormancy, germination, flowering, and senescence. (DE) Prerequisite(s): 401 and one semester of introductory plant physiology or cell biology.
     syllabus       Fall (even numbered years)
        Instructor: Andreas Nebenfuehr

EEB 433 Plant Ecology (3) Interactions between individuals, species, communities
and their environments. Circulation of energy and matter in
ecosystems. Includes weekly field trips or laboratory periods and at least
two weekend field trips. (RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 250.
        Instructor: Taylor Feild

EEB 461 Plant Physiological Ecology and Evolution (5)
     syllabus       Spring (odd numbered years)       
        Instructor: Taylor Feild

FWF Tree Physiology 414/514 (3)   A study of tree structure, growth and development, and function, and how these are related to the environment and to cultural practices.  Students may not receive credit for both 414 and 514.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab per week. Prerequisites: Biology 101/102, or 111/112
     syllabus        Spring (odd numbered years)       
        Instructor: Jennifer Franklin

PLSC 348 Landscape Plant Physiology (2) Physiological principles as they relate to landscape design and construction, turfgrass management and public horticulture: photosynthesis and transpiration, respiration, water and hormonal relations, mineral nutrition, plant development and response to the environment. Prereq: Biology 112
     syllabus     website        Spring (every)
        Instructors: Bob Augé and Feng Chen

PLSC 532 Environmental Plant Ecophysiology (3) Physiological and ecological principles of plants and the relation of those principles to plant responses to the environment. Water relations, gas exchange, stress physiology, seed biology, plant competition, plant defense. (DE) Prerequisite(s): Plant physiology course
     syllabus     website        Fall (even numbered years)
        Instructors: Feng Chen and Bob Augé


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