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Plant Biology (PLBIO)


Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

PLBIO 512. Plant Growth and Development.

(Cross-listed with MCDB, GDCB). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: BIOL 330 or a course in developmental biology; GDCB 545 or BBMB 404, BBMB 405 or GDCB 520
Plant growth and development and its molecular genetic regulation. Hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, and action. Signal transduction in plants.

PLBIO 513. Plant Metabolism.

(Cross-listed with GDCB). (2-0) Cr. 2. F. Prereq: BIOL 330, PHYS 111, CHEM 331; one semester of biochemistry recommended
Photosynthesis, respiration, and other aspects of plant metabolism.

PLBIO 545. Plant Molecular Biology.

(Cross-listed with MCDB, GDCB). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2011. Prereq: BIOL 314, BIOL 330
Organization and function of plant nuclear and organelle DNA; regulation of gene expression. Methods of generating novel genetic variation. Impact of plant biotechnology on agriculture.

Courses for graduate students:

PLBIO 696. Research Seminar.

(Cross-listed with AGRON, BBMB, GDCB, HORT, FOR). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.
Research seminars by faculty and graduate students. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

PLBIO 699. Research.

Cr. arr. Repeatable.