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...The capstone course, NR 421 Wetland Assessment, Delineation...of 17 credit hours. PB 405 Wetland Flora...

PB 751 Advanced Plant Physiology I 3. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Cellular mechanisms and regulatory features related to plant respiration, photosynthesis, sulfur metabolism, nitrogen fixation and metabolism, and signal transduction. One of two courses covering field of plant physiology.

HS 705 Physiology Of Flowering 1. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Examination of physiological basis of flowering in plants such as: floral initiation, transition to reproductive growth; floral development; plant response to light, temperature, nutrition, water supply; plant age; chemical growth regulation and in vitro flowering. Taught first five weeks of fall semester. Drop date is by last day of 3rd week of minicourse.

HS 706 Fruit Development and Postharvest Physiology 1. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Theories of plant senescence, both physiological and biochemical, and postharvest changes in all types of plant parts. Emphasis on physiological principles underlying current postharvest handling and storage techniques. A study of fruit development from fruit set to senescence. Taught third five weeks of semester. Drop date is by last day of 3rd week of minicourse.

HS 704 Plant Nomenclature 1. Prerequisite: PB 421.

A practical foundation in plant nomenclature and nomenclatural references. Emphasis on the evolution of international rules for naming plant taxa and their application in both wild and cultivated plants. Nomenclature applications used in patents, cultivar releases and journal articles. Taught mid-semester. Taught five weeks of semester.

BIT 474 Plant Genetic Engineering 2. Prerequisite: BIT 410 or BIT 510 or BCH 454 or PB 421.

This course covers fundamental hands-on techniques and strategies in plant genetic engineering. Plants are major sources of food, fiber and fuel and provide model systems for both fundamental and applied research. Students will learn techniques for stable and transient transformation of plants and plant cell cultures and selection and detection of transgene expression. Additional topics covered will include methods to generate and screen for mutants, synthetic biology and applications of plant genetic engineering. This is a half-semester course. Credit is not allowed for both BIT 474 and BIT 574.

BIT 574 Plant Genetic Engineering 2. Prerequisite: BIT 410 or BIT 510 or BCH 454 or PB 421.

This course covers fundamental hands-on techniques and strategies in plant genetic engineering. Plants are major sources of food, fiber and fuel and provide model systems for both fundamental and applied research. Students will learn techniques for stable and transient transformation of plants and plant cell cultures and selection and detection of transgene expression. Additional topics covered will include methods to generate and screen for mutants, synthetic biology and applications of plant genetic engineering. This is a half-semester course. Credit is not allowed for both BIT 474 and BIT 574.

CS 411 Crop Ecology 3. Prerequisite: PB 321 or PB 421.

Ecology and production of major agronomic crops of economic importance. Impact of key environmental stress factors on production processes and management strategies. Environmental issues pertaining to sustainable cropping systems. Manipulation of canopy climate and rooting environment for enhanced crop performance in the context of global climate change. Ecological analysis of abiotic - and biotic-derived crop disorders.

HS 707 Environmental Stress Physiology 1. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Physiology of plant responses to environmental stresses, with emphasis on current research in selected physiological, molecular, and biochemical mechanisms for tolerance to environmental stresses such as temperature extremes, drought, salt, pathogens and other plants.

MB 441 Immunology 3. P: C- or better in (MB 351 or BCH 351 or BCH 451 or BIO 414 or PB 414 or BIO 421).

Introduction to principles of molecular immunology. Overview of immune system development and function, and discussions of ongoing scientific research regarding immune regulation.

FS 462 Postharvest Physiology 3. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Preharvest and postharvest factors that affect market quality of horticultural commodities with an emphasis on technologies to preserve postharvest quality and extend storage life of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals.

HS 462 Postharvest Physiology 3. Prerequisite: PB 421.

Preharvest and postharvest factors that affect market quality of horticultural commodities with an emphasis on technologies to preserve postharvest quality and extend storage life of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals.

PB 733 Plant Growth and Development 3. Prerequisite: PB(ZO) 414 or PB 421, organic chemistry.

Advanced course in plant physiology covering plant growth, development, differentiation, senescence and biological control mechanisms.

PB 421 Plant Physiology 3. Prerequisite: BIO 183 or ZO 160, or PB 200 and CH 220 or CH 221 or CH 225.

Physiology of higher plants with emphasis on biochemical, cell biological and molecular aspects of how plants function. Unique aspects of regulation of plant metabolism including photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen fixation, cell wall biosynthesis, growth and stress responses will be emphasized. The course is intended for students interested in postgraduate studies in plant biology. Students cannot receive credit for both PB 321 and PB 421.

CS 424 Seed Physiology 3. Prerequisite: PB 321 or PB 421 or FOR 303.

This course will explore the physiological processes associated with seed formation, development, maturation, germination, and deterioration of agronomic and horticultural species. We will also study the physiological aspects of seed dormancy, how dormancy is manifested and overcome in cultivated and noncultivated systems and dormancy's impact on weed seedbank ecology.

CS 524 Seed Physiology 3. Prerequisite: (CH 220 or CH 221 or CH 225) and (PB 321 or PB 421 or FOR 303).

This course will explore the physiological processes associated with seed formation, development, maturation, germination, and deterioration of agronomic and horticultural species. We will also study the physiological aspects of seed dormancy, how dormancy is manifested and overcome in cultivated and noncultivated systems and dormancy's impact on weed seedbank ecology.

CS 714 Crop Physiology: Plant Response to Environment 3. Prerequisite: (PB 321 or PB 421) and CH 223 or CH 227.

Examines interactions between plants and the environment. Light environment, plant canopy development, photosynthesis, source-sink relations, growth analysis, growth regulation, water relations, and environmental stresses are addressed.

HS 701 Plant Metabolism 1. Prerequisite: (CH 223 or CH 227) and PB 421.

A brief introduction to various aspects of metabolism in plants including the basic biochemical processes including the syntheses, utilization and roles of amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates and secondary metabolites in plant growth, development and response to the environment. This course is taught as a 5-week mini course.

PB 413 Plant Anatomy 2. Prerequisite: PB 200 or PB 250 or PB 321 or PB 421.

Organelles, cells, tissues and organs of flowering plants and selected gymnosperms. Emphasis placed on developmental patterns and structural adaptations for survival. Laboratory focuses on dissection, histochemistry, and imaging of plant cells and tissues.Students cannot reserve credit for both PB 413 and PB 513.

PB 513 Plant Anatomy 2. Prerequisite: PB 200 or PB 250 or PB 321 or PB 421.

Organelles, cells, tissues and organs of flowering plants and selected gymnosperms. Emphasis placed on developmental patterns and structural adaptations for survival. Laboratory focuses on dissection, histochemistry, and imaging of plant cells and tissues.Students cannot reserve credit for both PB 413 and PB 513.

NR 421 Wetland Assessment, Delineation and Regulation 3. Prerequisite: SSC 200, (PB 360 or BIO 360), and (FOR 339 or PB 405).

Wetland definitions and systems of classification and functional assessment; methods for assessing ecological functions of wetlands; identification and delineation of jurisdictional wetlands in accordance with US Army Corps of Engineers procedures; application of federal and state regulatory programs. Five Saturday field trips are required. Credit will not be given for both NR 421 and NR 521.

PB 480 Introduction to Plant Biotechnology 3. Prerequisite: BCH 454 or BIT 410 or CS 211 or GN 311 or PB/BIO 414 or PB 421..

Introduction to gene cloning, plant tissue culture and transformation, and the development of agriculturally important transgenic traits. Critical thinking, case studies, and discussions are used to examine global approaches to the regulation and risks of genetically-modified organisms, plant and gene patents, and the consequences of these factors on food soverienty and trade. Students cannot receive credit for both PB 480 and PB 580.

PB 580 Introduction to Plant Biotechnology 3. Prerequisite: BCH 454 or BIT 410 or CS 211 or GN 311 or PB/BIO 414 or PB 421.

Introduction to gene cloning, plant tissue culture and transformation, and the development of agriculturally important transgenic traits. Critical thinking, case studies, and discussions are used to examine global approaches to the regulation and risks of genetically-modified organisms, plant and gene patents, and the consequences of these factors on food soverienty and trade. Students cannot receive credit for both PB 480 and PB 580.