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Botany (Plant Physiology) Course Online

Why Study this Botany Plant Physiology?

If you love plants, and want to understand their physiology more such as how they grow and develop, how they are harvested, transported, and retailed, this course is made for you! This online botany plant physiology will teach you that and more including how plants respond to light and dark periods, the effect of temperature in flower development, the cause of dormancy and how to break it, the process of respiration in plants and their effects, and the growth regulators used in plants.

 

Study this Advanced Botany Course online

In this course you will learn advanced Plant Physiology. What causes what to happen in a plant? What makes growth speed up or slow down, or a certain type of growth start or stop. Learn about the processes that occur within a plant to cause flowers to form, leaves to grow and die, roots to form, etc.

  • Learn more about plant physiology.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn with support from highly experienced tutors

Course Outline:

There are 10 Lessons in this course:

  1. Flower physiology
    • Introduction
    • The flowering response
    • Genes control flowering
    • Physiological age
    • Minimum leaf number
    • Photoperiodism
    • Terminology
  2. Phytochrome
    • Light sensing systems
    • Blue light responses
    • Red light responses
    • Other light responses
    • Phytochrome
    • Photoreceptor forms: Pr, Pfr
    • How molelcules changeRelevance to commercial horticulture
    • Controlling light
    • Terminology
  3. Phytoperiodism
    • Light
    • Measuring light
    • What wavelengths do plants need
    • Typical photoperiod responses
    • Photoperiodic responses in seasonal flowering plants
    • Photoperiodic classification of plants: short day plants, long day plants, day neutral plants
    • Detection of photoperiod
    • Critical photoperiod and flowering
    • Research facts
    • Other photoperiodic effects
    • Terminology
  4. Control of flower bud initiation and development
    • Stages in flower bud growth
    • What can affect flower bud initiation
    • Differentiation
    • Dvelopment
    • Anthesis
    • Effect of temperature on growth and flowering
    • VernalisationThermoperiodism
    • Research reports or reviews of specific plants
    • Terminology
  5. Dormancy
    • Dormancy in plants
    • Abscisic acid and dormancy
    • Breaking dormancy
    • Dormancy in seeds
    • Factors affecting seed dormancy
    • Breaking seed dormancy
    • Terminology
  6. Effects of plant associations and competition
    • Introduction
    • Competition
    • Parasitism
    • Coevolution
    • Mutualism
    • Plant herbivore and pathogen interactions
    • Crop spacing and crop yeilds
    • Crop canopy and plant density
    • Impact of weeds
    • Protected environments
    • Greenhouses
    • Shadehouses
  7. Respiration and post harvest physiology
    • Respiration
    • Glycolysis
    • Aerobic respiration
    • Anaerobic respiration
    • Bioluminescene and Fluorescence
    • Post harvest respiration
    • Terminology
  8. Post harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life
    • Effect of growing conditions on post harvest life
    • Controlled storage conditions: temperature, atmosphere, humidity
    • Normal atmospheric conditions
    • Controlled and modified atmospheres
    • Effect of oxygen levels Effect of carbon dioxide levels
    • Ethylene
    • Controlling ethylene levels
    • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
    • Commodity transport
    • Retailing and shelf life
  9. Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators
    • Nature of plant hormones
    • Auxins: IAA, IBA, NAA
    • Gibberellins: natural and synthetic
    • Cytokinins: over 130 different types
    • Abscisic acid
    • Ethylene
    • Other homones: anti auxins, growth inhibitors, growth retardants, defoliants, growth Stimulators, non standard hormones
    • Controlled ripening and de-greening
    • Waxing
  10. Risks involved with plant growth manipulation
    • Commercial risks
    • Human health and safety risks
    • Plant pathology risks
    • Ecological risks
    • Genetic modification
    • Benefits
    • environmental hazards
    • Human hazards
    • Terminology

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  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why Study this Botany Plant Physiology?

    If you love plants, and want to understand their physiology more such as how they grow and develop, how they are harvested, transported, and retailed, this course is made for you! This online botany plant physiology will teach you that and more including how plants respond to light and dark periods, the effect of temperature in flower development, the cause of dormancy and how to break it, the process of respiration in plants and their effects, and the growth regulators used in plants.

     

    Study this Advanced Botany Course online

    In this course you will learn advanced Plant Physiology. What causes what to happen in a plant? What makes growth speed up or slow down, or a certain type of growth start or stop. Learn about the processes that occur within a plant to cause flowers to form, leaves to grow and die, roots to form, etc.

    • Learn more about plant physiology.
    • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
    • Learn with support from highly experienced tutors

    Course Outline:

    There are 10 Lessons in this course:

    1. Flower physiology
      • Introduction
      • The flowering response
      • Genes control flowering
      • Physiological age
      • Minimum leaf number
      • Photoperiodism
      • Terminology
    2. Phytochrome
      • Light sensing systems
      • Blue light responses
      • Red light responses
      • Other light responses
      • Phytochrome
      • Photoreceptor forms: Pr, Pfr
      • How molelcules changeRelevance to commercial horticulture
      • Controlling light
      • Terminology
    3. Phytoperiodism
      • Light
      • Measuring light
      • What wavelengths do plants need
      • Typical photoperiod responses
      • Photoperiodic responses in seasonal flowering plants
      • Photoperiodic classification of plants: short day plants, long day plants, day neutral plants
      • Detection of photoperiod
      • Critical photoperiod and flowering
      • Research facts
      • Other photoperiodic effects
      • Terminology
    4. Control of flower bud initiation and development
      • Stages in flower bud growth
      • What can affect flower bud initiation
      • Differentiation
      • Dvelopment
      • Anthesis
      • Effect of temperature on growth and flowering
      • VernalisationThermoperiodism
      • Research reports or reviews of specific plants
      • Terminology
    5. Dormancy
      • Dormancy in plants
      • Abscisic acid and dormancy
      • Breaking dormancy
      • Dormancy in seeds
      • Factors affecting seed dormancy
      • Breaking seed dormancy
      • Terminology
    6. Effects of plant associations and competition
      • Introduction
      • Competition
      • Parasitism
      • Coevolution
      • Mutualism
      • Plant herbivore and pathogen interactions
      • Crop spacing and crop yeilds
      • Crop canopy and plant density
      • Impact of weeds
      • Protected environments
      • Greenhouses
      • Shadehouses
    7. Respiration and post harvest physiology
      • Respiration
      • Glycolysis
      • Aerobic respiration
      • Anaerobic respiration
      • Bioluminescene and Fluorescence
      • Post harvest respiration
      • Terminology
    8. Post harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life
      • Effect of growing conditions on post harvest life
      • Controlled storage conditions: temperature, atmosphere, humidity
      • Normal atmospheric conditions
      • Controlled and modified atmospheres
      • Effect of oxygen levels Effect of carbon dioxide levels
      • Ethylene
      • Controlling ethylene levels
      • Modified Atmosphere Packaging
      • Commodity transport
      • Retailing and shelf life
    9. Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators
      • Nature of plant hormones
      • Auxins: IAA, IBA, NAA
      • Gibberellins: natural and synthetic
      • Cytokinins: over 130 different types
      • Abscisic acid
      • Ethylene
      • Other homones: anti auxins, growth inhibitors, growth retardants, defoliants, growth Stimulators, non standard hormones
      • Controlled ripening and de-greening
      • Waxing
    10. Risks involved with plant growth manipulation
      • Commercial risks
      • Human health and safety risks
      • Plant pathology risks
      • Ecological risks
      • Genetic modification
      • Benefits
      • environmental hazards
      • Human hazards
      • Terminology

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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