This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.
This course provides Master of Applied Science students with advance knowledge of mechanisms of plant function, from the molecular to the whole plant level. The broad range of fundamental processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, plant water relations, stomata physiology, mineral nutrition, plant hormone functions, plant movements, seed germination and dormancy, photomorphogenesis, photoperiodism, circadian rhythms, and environmental stress physiology, are studied in the context of crop performance under adverse environmental conditions.
The above theoretical aspects are matched by practical laboratory experiments in which students receive a hands-on training on the use of modern phytometrical equipment as well as several analytical techniques used in modern plant physiology. Students will also be expected to develop excellent laboratory record keeping and reporting skills, as well as prepare an analytical assay at an advanced level on one of specific topics related to crop physiology and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination. The emphasis in the course is made on crop species used in Australian agriculture.
|Unit name||Crop Physiology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Professor Sergey Shabala|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Knowledge of the basic physical and chemical principles underlying physiological processes in plants.
- An understanding of the fundamental mechanisms conferring plant operation
- An understanding of the importance and basic principles of plant-environmental interaction and importance of their implementation for modern agriculture
- Information literacy skills (accessing information and managing databases, critical analysis and ability to integrate novel information, academic integrity, and scientific writing).
- Competency and practical hands-on experience in using modern equipment and analytical techniques to conduct glasshouse and laboratory experiments on plants
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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26 lectures, 13 x 3-hr practical classes
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Research Report (15%)|Laboratory 2 Report (10%)|Laboratory 1 Report (25%)|
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