Botany II - Applied Plant Physiology Course - distance learning - 100 hours duration

By: ACS Distance Education  17/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 10 lessons in this course: Flower physiology Introduction The flowering response Genes control flowering Physiological age Minimum leaf number Photoperiodism Terminology Phytochrome Light sensing systems Blue light responses Red light responses Other light responses Phytochrome Photoreceptor forms: Pr, Pfr How molelcules changeRelevance to commercial horticulture Controlling light Terminology Phytoperiodism Light Measuring light What wavelengths do plants need Typical photoperiod responses Photoperiodic responses in seasonal flowering plants Photoperiodic classification of plants: short day plants, long day plants, day neutral plants Detection of photoperiod Critical photoperiod and flowering Research facts Other photoperiodic effects Terminology Control of flower bud initiation and development Stages in flower bud growth What can affect flower bud initiation Differentiation Dvelopment Anthesis Effect of temperature on growth and flowering VernalisationThermoperiodism Research reports or reviews of specific plants Terminology Dormancy Dormancy in plants Abscisic acid and dormancy Breaking dormancy Dormancy in seeds Factors affecting seed dormancy Breaking seed dormancy Terminology Effects of plant associations and competition Introduction Competition Parasitism Coevolution Mutualism Plant herbivore and pathogen interactions Crop spacing and crop yeilds Crop canopy and plant density Impact of weeds Protected environments Greenhouses Shadehouses Respiration and post harvest physiology Respiration Glycolysis Aerobic respiration Anaerobic respiration Bioluminescene and Fluorescence Post harvest respiration Terminology Post harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life Effect of growing conditions on post harvest life Controlled storage conditions: temperature, atmosphere, humidity Normal atmospheric conditions Controlled and modified atmospheres Effect of oxygen levels Effect of carbon dioxide levels Ethylene Controlling ethylene levels Modified Atmosphere Packaging Commodity transport Retailing and shelf life Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators Nature of plant hormones Auxins: IAA, IBA, NAA Gibberellins: natural and synthetic Cytokinins: over 130 different types Abscisic acid Ethylene Other homones: anti auxins, growth inhibitors, growth retardants, defoliants, growth Stimulators, non standard hormones Controlled ripening and degreening Waxing Risks involved with plant growth manipulation Commercial risks Human health and safety risks Plant pathology risks Ecological risks Genetic modification Benefits environmental hazards Human hazards Terminology Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Science/BOTANY-II-APPLIED-PLANT-PHYSIOLOGY-BSC204-550.aspx

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