BIOLOGY 334 PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE SCHEDULE
Fall 2002

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Day, Date, Lecture, Topic, and Assigned Readings

1. TH 8-29 Intro to course Handouts What is Plant Physiology? Chap. 1, p 1-19

2. T 9-3 Plant Cells & Water Chap. 2, p 21-32

3. TH 9-5 Water Movement & Osmotic Potential Chap. 2, p 32-40

4. T 9-10 Quiz #1; Importance of Transpiration Chap. 3, p. 41-50

5. TH 9-12 Ascent of Water & Absorbance by Roots Chap. 3, p 50-63

6. T 9-17 Review: C; CP (or CS); and CP Chap. 2

7. TH 9-19 Plant Nutrition & Mineral Requirements Chap. 4, p 65-73

8. T 9-24 Quiz #2 Nutrients & Deficiency Symptoms Chap. 4, p 74-79 Toxicity of Micronutrients

9. TH 9-26 Hormones: Growth Regulators Chap. 15, p 285-296

10. T 10-1 Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Ethylene Chap. 15, p 296-308 Intro to Tissue Culture Chap. 22, p 445-452

11. TH 10-3 Plants & Nitrogen; Symbiotic N Fixers Chap. 6, p 101-111 Biochemistry of Nitrogen Fixation

12. T 10-8 Quiz #3 NH4+ and NO3- Assimilation & Export Chap. 6, p 111-121 Biochemistry of Enzymes Box 6.2, p 112-114

13. TH 10-10 Discussion of Lab Experiment Results & Review for Midterm

14. T 10-15 MIDTERM EXAM #1 (Chap. 1,2,3,4,15, 22 (p445-452), and 6)

15. TH 10-17 Photobiology: Light and Pigments Chap. 7, p 123-135 Chlorophylls

16. T 10-22 Photoreceptors (continued): Plants Chap. 7, p 135-144 and Physiologically Useful Radiation

17. TH 10-24 Leaves & Photosynthesis; Gas Exchange Chap. 8, p 145-154

18. T 10-29 Quiz #4 Guard Cells & Stomata; Chloroplasts Chap. 8, p 154-162

19 TH 10-31 Light -Dependent Reactions of PSN Chap. 9, p 163-175

20 T 11-5 Electron Transport & Regulation in PSN Chap. 9, p 173-184

21 TH Nov 7 Carbon Metabolism Chap. 10, p 187-197

22 T Nov 12 The C4 "Syndrome" Chap. 10, p 197-210

C3, C4 & CAM PSN Pathways

23 TH Nov 14 Discussion of Lab Experiment Results & Review for Midterm

24 T Nov 19 MIDTERM EXAM #2 (Chap. 7, 8, 9, and 10)

25 TH Nov 21 Translocation of Photoassimilates Chap. 11, p 213-221

26 T Nov 26 Phloem Loading & Unloading Chap. 11., p 222-229

27 TH Nov 28 NO CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

28 T Dec 3 Quiz #5; Plant Movements: Orientation in Space Chap. 18, p 363-383

29 TH Dec 5 Photoperiodism; The Biological Clock Chap. 19, p 387-404

30 T Dec 10 Finish Chap. 19 (Chap. 20 in 2nd edition)
& PRESENTATIONS OF INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

31 TH Dec 12 Quiz #6 & PRESENTATIONS OF INDEPENDENT PROJECTS

32 TH Dec 19 FINAL EXAM 2:00 - 3:50


Pease note that the top 5 out of 6 quiz scores will be counted (i.e. your lowest quiz score will be dropped from calculation of your grade).

RULES FOR SUCCESS:

1. Read assigned chapter before you come to class.

2. Attend every class period.

3. Attend any review sessions.

4. Take charge of your own learning. Study for understanding of the concepts and the larger picture, not just memorization of "facts", although you must also know the facts!

5. Be alert and take good notes. Go over your notes after class and make extra notes from your reading.

6. Seriously consider getting together with other students outside of class to discuss the material and study for exams.

7. Above all, determine to do your very best this semester!



Marilyn Cannon. Sept. 17, 2002