PřF:Bi8080 Plant molecular physiology - Course Information

Bi8080 Plant molecular physiology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Vít Gloser, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Tue 11:00–13:50 C03
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi1060 Plant cytology and anatomy && Bi4020 Molecular biology && Bi4060 Plant physiology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course student should be able to:
summarize molecular principles underlying physiological processes in plants, regulation of plant development, reproduction and adaptation;
explain principle of molecular farming;
describe fundamental principles of basic plant physiological processes.
  • Molecular determination of plant and cell architecture; Cell reproduction - genome organization and expression, protein synthesis, assembly and degradation, cell division regulation; Molecular basis of energy flow in plants - photosynthesis, respiration and photorespiration; Molecular principles of metabolic and developmental integration - long distance transport (molecular determination of xylem and phloem development and function, structure and function of plasmodesmata, intercellular transport of endogenous macromolecules), biosynthesis and action of hormones and elicitors, phytochrome, photomorphogenic responses, signal perception and transduction, vegetative and reproductive development, senescence and programmed cell death; Molecular farming - plant environment and architecture (response to plant pathogens, responses to abiotic stresses, molecular physiology of mineral nutrient acquisition, transport, and utilization), metabolic engineering of natural products, e.g. secondary metabolites.
  • BUCHANAN, Bob, Wilhelm GRUISSEM and Russell JONES. Biochemistry & molecular biology of plants. Rockville, Maryland: American society of plant physiologists, 2000. 1367 pp. ISBN 0-943088-39-9. info
  • TAIZ, Lincoln and Eduardo ZEIGER. Plant physiology. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates, 1998. xxvi, 792. ISBN 0878938311. info
  • WESTHOFF, Peter. Molecular plant development : from gene to plant. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. xi, 272 s. ISBN 0-19-850203-6. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018.
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