Fisiologia Vegetal - Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 2 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: BIO
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 8.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 24.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Maria Manuela Câmara de Gouveia
Maria Manuela Câmara de Gouveia

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático
Ensino prático e laboratorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

? To raise awareness and appreciation for plants in their natural habitats.
? To know important facts about the growth of plants and their nutritional requirements.
? To understand the diverse physiological functions of the plant and corresponding methods for their observation and measurement.
? To help understand the role of plant physiology in the botanical sciences.

At the end of the course it is expected that students should:
? be familiar with contemporary concepts in plant physiology;
? have an understanding of transport in plants as it relates to the movement of solutes and water, photosynthesis as related to harvesting solar energy and carbon fixation, carbon metabolism linked to energy release and storage, hormonal signaling as it impacts plant growth and development;
? recognize mechanisms by which plants protect themselves;
? show skills to search autonomously, and to analyze and synthetize data;
? improve ability to communicate technical / scientific information.

Evaluation Criteria

Students are evaluated by:
- two written exams based on syllabus (50% of final grade);
- three written reports from lab activities (30% of final grade).
- participation and attendance in lab activities (5% of the final grade).
- oral presentation (15-20 minute) on one research paper in plant physiology published in the last two years (15% of final grade).

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

1. Hopkins WG, Huner NPA (2008) Introduction to Plant Physiology. 4ª ed. John Willey & Sons, NY.
2. Taiz L, Zeiger E (2010) Plant Physiology. International Edition. 5ª ed. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, Massachusetts. 782 pp.
3. Artigos científicos de revisão ou investigação.

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Student Support

Horário de atendimento: sexta-feira, 16:00-18:00

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