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PLANTBIĀ 40 The (Secret) Life of Plants 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Covers contemporary topics in plant biology. Examines how plants grow, reproduce, and respond to the environment (e.g., to light) in ways distinct from animals. Presents basic principles of genetics, cell, and molecular biology. Basics of genetic engineering and biotechnology reveal how they are used to modify plants, and these socially relevant issues are assessed. Includes visit to modern plant biology research laboratory, and aspects of
plant disease and diversity. Knowledge of the physical sciences neither required nor assumed.
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