BIOL 3400

Plant Physiology

(Lab Required) (Formerly BOTN 2020, 001.202, BIOL 3450, PLNT 3500) An integrative view of major physiological processes in plants, spanning the biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ and whole plant levels of organization. The focus will be on photosynthesis, respiration, plant water relations, plant mineral nutrition, and the role of hormonal and extrinsic factors in the regulation of plant growth. This course is taught together with PLNT 3400. Students may not hold credit for both BIOL 3400 and PLNT 3400. Not to be held with the former BIOL 3450 or BOTN 2020 or PLNT 3500. Prerequisites: BIOL 1030 (C); and BIOL 2242 (or equivalent)(C); and a grade of “C” or better in one of CHEM 2360, MBIO 2360, CHEM 2770 or MBIO 2770; or consent of the department.

Fall 2018 sections

Lecture section

  • A01
    CRN: 12514
    Lecture Location: TBA
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Slot 7: 12:30 PM–1:20 PM, M.W.F.

Lab sections

  • B01
    CRN: 12515
    Laboratory Location: TBA
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, M.
  • B02
    CRN: 12516
    Laboratory Location: TBA
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, Tu.

Important Date

June 4 – June 8: Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: William Bugg, PhD. Proposal: “Effects of early rearing conditions on the transcriptome of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)” — Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Garett Allen, PhD Proposal: “Acid-base regulation in Stenohaline Osmoconforming Crustaceans” — Thursday, May 24 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Haoran Chen, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen fixing plant evolution: the major factors affecting biological nitrogen fixation” — Friday, May 25 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Ashley Tripp, MSc. Defense: “Temperature and pCO2: single and combined effects of climate change parameters on acid-base regulation in Louisiana red swamp crayfish” — Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.