Understanding Plants - Part II: Fundamentals of Plant Biology

Start Date: 07/05/2020

Course Type: Common Course

Course Link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/plant-biology

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This class is aimed at people interested in understanding the basic science of plant biology. In this four lecture series, we'll first learn about the structure-function of plants and of plant cells. Then we'll try to understand how plants grow and develop, making such complex structures as flowers. Once we know how plants grow and develop, we'll then delve into understanding photosynthesis - how plants take carbon dioxide from the air and water from soil, and turn this into oxygen for us to breathe and sugars for us to eat. In the last lecture we'll learn about the fascinating, important and controversial science behind genetic engineering in agriculture. If you haven't taken it already, you may also be interested in my other course - What A Plant Knows, which examines how plants see, smell, hear and feel their environment: https://www.coursera.org/learn/plantknows. In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/registration Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – https://go.tau.ac.il/b.a/mooc-acceptance Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/online-highschool

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Course Introduction

Understanding Plants - Part II: Fundamentals of Plant Biology In this second part of our specialization, we look at the actual biological processes occurring in plants. We will explore the plant genome, the role of genes in plant development, and the communication between plants and their environment. We will also discuss the various physical and chemical components of plants, such as flowers, fruits, soil, and water. We will also look at disease and nutritional status, development, and function in relation to these processes. We will also discuss various aspects of the plant family (Corynthaceae, Apiaceae, and Euphorbiae), including their physical and chemical characteristics, their seed forms, the structure and growth of flowers and fruits, and the function of the plant in the landscape environment. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Understand the biology of plants. • Understand the plant genome and plant genetic material. • Communicate information between plants and the environment. • Communicate between plants and the environment. • Understand the function of plants in the landscape environment. This course is part of the University of Alberta's Mété Institute. This course is also available in Spanish: Ensenada y Estado de la Universidad Complutense Argentina (UIB). Follow us! Twitter - https://twitter.com/EdiPlantApi Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Plant

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Plant Biology Biology Genetics Plant

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