CBT 350: Plant Physiology

CBT 350: Plant Physiology

CBT 350: Plant Physiology

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Department of Crop Botany

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Salna, Gazipur-1706

 

Course Outline

 

Course Code: CBT 350

Course Name: Plant Physiology

  Offering Term: Autumn

Credit Hours: 4.5

Course Instructors: Dr. Jalal Uddin Ahmed and Mohammed Mohi-Ud-Din

 

THEORITICAL (3.0 Cr. Hrs)
Lecture Contents Remarks
CHAPTER I: PLANTS AND WATER
Module # 1: Cell Water relation  
Lec#1 Water content in a plant cell
Lec#2 Water movement across the wall and membrane
Lec#3 Energy of water movement in a cell
Module # 2: Plant Water relation
Lec#4 Water movement from roots to leaf
Lec#5 Opening and closing of stomata
Lec#6 Transportation through stomata
CHAPTER II. HARVESTING AND CONSERVATION LIGHT ENERGY
Module # 3: Light Harvesting Photosynthesis
Lec#7 Light harvesting tissue, plastids and pigments
Lec#8 Photolysis of water, electron and proton transport
Lec#9 Synthesis of assimilatory power
Module # 4: Photosynthetic C Reduction Cycle
Lec#10 C3 pathway of CO2 reduction cycle
Lec#11 C4 pathway of increasing CO2 concentration in C3 cycle
Lec#12 CAM pathway of increasing CO2 concentration in C3 Cycle
Lec#13 CO₂ fixation by crop Canopy
CHAPTER III. TRANSPORT AND RETRIEVE OF CARBON AND ENERGY
Module # 5: Assimilate transportation from source to sink
Lec#14 Translocation of photo-assimilates and phloem loading
Lec#15 Translocation and phloem unloading
Module # 6: Respiration of plant and retrieve of C and energy
Lec#16 Glycolysis in cytoplasm
Lec#17 TCA cycle, ETC and role of O₂ in aerobic respiration
CHAPTER IV. GROWTH AND MOVEMENT
Module # 7: Growth and Movements
Lec#18 Carbon economy of growth
Lec#19 Photo morphogenesis
Lec#20 Growth movement- tropic and nastic movement
Module # 8: Photoperiodism and Thermoperodism
Lec#21 Photoperiodic induction and flowering signals
Lec#22 Vernalization- response to flowering, bud dormancy etc.
Module # 9: Plant Growth Regulation
Lec#23 Classification and Physiological action of growth hormones
Lec#24 Biosynthesis, transport and actions of plant hormones
Lec#25 Growth dynamics
Lec#26 Seed physiology
Lec#27 Stress Physiology
Lec#28 Closing of the term

 

PRACTICAL (1.5 Cr. Hrs.)
Expt. No. Name of the Experiment Remarks
Expt.#1 Determination of osmosis by egg membrane osmoscope
Expt.#2 Determination of root pressure and xylem exudation rate
Expt.#3 Determination of cell sap concentration by weighing method using potato tuber
Expt.#4 Determination of rate of ascent of sap by using Nayantara twig
Expt.#5 Determination of whole plant transpiration rate using Mungbean seedling
Expt.#6 Determination of chlorophyll content of leaf using spectrophotometer
Expt.#7 Demonstration of liberation of CO2 and absorption of O2 during respiration
Expt.#8 Measurement of leaf relative water content
Expt.#9 Study on plant growth analysis

 

 

Class #

Topic

 

1

Introductory class and showing how to handle the microscope

2

Sectioning of plant specimen and preparation of slide

3

Anatomy of monocot stem (rice stem)

4

Anatomy of dicot stem (jute stem)

5

Anatomy of monocot root (maize/rice)

6

Anatomy of dicot root (cucurbit/jute)

7

Anatomy of monocot leaf (rice/maize/sugarcane)

8

Anatomy of dicot leaf (mango leaf)

9

Observation of microspore under micrsocope

10

Observation of ovule/TS of ovary

11

Review of the course

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