Sep 27, 2023
PBIO 1140 - Foundations of Plant Biology
Introduces the concepts of plant physiology and cellular and molecular biology that are the foundation of all biological processes. Topics include DNA structure and function leading to genetics and evolution, theories of the origins of life leading to cell structure and function, and bioenergetics. The lab provides supplemental information and hands on activities to reinforce the lecture topics.
Requisites: WARNING: not BIOS 1700
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to demonstrate the use of key scientific principles by describing the process of science and how it is used to gain knowledge to develop better products for human use
- Students will be able to perform an experiment to test a hypothesis including the collection, analysis and presentation of data.
- Students will be able to identify the terms and critical features of the plant cell, photosynthesis, respiration, plant growth and reproduction, genetics, molecular biology, and evolution.
- Students will be able to identify the organs/ tissues/cells/organelles involved in cellular respiration, photosynthesis, plant reproduction and growth, and gene/protein expression.
- Students will be able to compare and contrast the reactions of photosynthesis and respiration and describe their roles and how they interact to provide the energy of life.
- Students will be able to solve basic genetics problems and describe how genetics impacts our ability to breed plants for human use.
- Students will be able to describe the structure and function of DNA/RNA/proteins and how these are used both by the plant for normal function and by humans in biotechnology
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