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Learn PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY with expert tutor support

You will learn the essential plant physiology and taxonomy.  This course will give you a sound introduction to plant morphology and anatomy; in agriculture, horticulture, environmental or plant science. Base knowledge for careers in teaching, pharmaceuticals or for those seeking a pathway to undergraduate plant specialist courses.

Though it is a stand alone course, in order to fully take advantage of this knowledge pathway, the Careerline course; ‘Botany II’ should be studied next.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the relationship between the scientific principles of this unit and horticultural practices
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the Plant Kingdom and understanding of the taxonomic hierarchy
  • Identify and describe the different types of plant cells and tissues, their structure and function
  • Determine the role and function of specific vegetative parts of the plant
  • Determine the role and function of the reproductive parts of the plant
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of the seed in the life cycle of the plant
  • Explain the mechanism and the role of photosynthesis in the metabolism of plants and relate to plant growth in controlled environments
  • Explain the mechanism and the role of respiration in the metabolism of plants
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of water in the plant
  • Review the movement of water, solutes and assimilates through the plant
  • Understand the effects of tropisms and other plant movements on growth and development

 

There are 10 lessons in this course:

1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants

    • Plant Taxonomy – Botanical/Horticultural Nomenclature
    • The Binomial System
    • Botanical Classification
    • Plant Families and Species
    • Hybrids, Varieties and Cultivars
    • Botanical Keys – How to use a botanical key
    • Key to Plant Groups
    • Key to Plant Phyla

2. Cells and Tissues

    • Plant Cells – types of plant cells
    • Plant Tissues
    • Primary and Secondary Plant Growth

3. Specific Vegetative Parts of a Plant

    • Stems – Different Stem Forms
    • Leaves – Leaf Structure and Arrangement
    • Roots – Root Structure (tap root, adventitious roots)
    • Common Botanical Terms

4. Flowers and Fruit

    • The flower – inflorescence (panicle, umbel, composite head)
    • Fruits – Simple, Aggregate, Multiple
    • Reproductive Growth and Development
    • Pollination
    • Fertilization
    • Fruit setting

5. Seed and the Developing Embryo

    • Seed Structure
    • Seed Coats
    • Food Storage Organs
    • Embryo
    • Seed Germination – Germination Requirements
    • Stimulation and Inhibition of Germination
    • Plant Reproduction -Propagation of Plants

6. Photosynthesis and Growing Plants

    • Photosynthesis – the Photosynthetic Apparatus
    • Light transformation into energy
    • Photosynthetic process
    • Gas Exchange with the Atmosphere

7. Respiration

    • Stages of Respiration
    • Krebs Cycle
    • Electron Transport Chain
    • Rate of Respiration
    • Control of ATP Production in Respiration

8. The Role of Water

    • Osmosis
    • Water Movement from Soil to Root
    • Development of Root Pressure
    • The Transpiration Stream
    • Transpiration and Environmental Conditions

9. Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant

    • Mechanisms of Nutrient Uptake
    • Absorption and Transport of Mineral Nutrients
    • Translocation of Sugars
    • Adaptations for Water Storage
    • Food and Water Storage Organs

10. The Effects of Tropisms and Other Growth Movements

    • Plant Hormones
    • Tropisms
    • Phototropism
    • Geotropism
    • Thigmotropism
    • Other Growth Movements
    • Chemical Growth Modifications

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We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

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First and foremost our courses are 100% online courses BUT they are still very practical!  You will learn many practical skills, do some research, field trips and much more.  

All learning is best done by doing, so our online courses are designed to give you the foundation knowledge you need and to get you out there and doing whatever it is that you love.  

This sets our students up for success. 

    • 100% Online
    • Practical 
    • Certificate issued on completion
    • 1-on-1 tutor support
    • Flexible payment options
    • Self paced study

Getting where you want to go with your studies and/or career, involves much more than just reading or watching a video.  Knowing how to learn, how to research and find out new information, how to judge if the source of information is any good and how to find out what is happening in your industry and creating a network are vitally important!  Our courses will help you do all that.

We have mini self assessment tests so that you can be the judge of how well you understand the material and then a set task where you will undertake some form of practical exercise.  But best of all is the one-on-one expert tutor feedback you get with each task you submit.  

Online study can by difficult but our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  

 

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