Plant Cell Structure and Function

PLS 359
3 Units
Ravi Palanivelu
Whether you will work with plants as a physiologist, pathologist, ecologist, agronomist, horticulturalist, or molecular biologist, you will need to know how a plant is constructed, how it grows, and how it functions. Depending on the need and your interests, you may work at the subcellular, cellular, tissue, organ, or whole plant level. As a result, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of plant cell structure and function. In this course, we will start with the molecular and subcellular organization of a single plant cell. Subsequently, we will investigate tissue levels of organization and function. Emphasis will be placed on not only teaching the structural aspects but also discussing the functions of a plant cell, tissue, and organ.