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Plant BiologyBiologyGeneticsPlant

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 6 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, French, Catalan, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Romanian...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Introduction and Plant Cell Structure

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
1.1 All plants are made of cells4m
1.2 Different types of microscopy are used to study cells6m
1.3 Characteristics of plant cells5m
1.4 Plastids2m
1.5 The origin of chloroplasts2m
1.6 The cell wall3m
1.7 The vacuole and plasmodesmata6m
1.8 Vascular tissue - xylem6m
1.9 Vascular tissue – phloem9m
3 readings
Before we begin10m
How to succeed in this course? PDF version5m
Suggested Reading - Week 110m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 1 Quiz24m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Whole-Plant Structure

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Apical meristems4m
2.3 Root structure and development10m
2.4 Shoot apical meristem and development3m
2.5 Flower development10m
2.6 Development is regulated by gene expression2m
1 reading
Suggested Reading - Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Photosynthesis

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3.2 Chemical currency: ATP and NADPH4m
3.3 Light and Photosynthesis3m
3.4 The light-dependent reactions and electron transfer2m
3.5 The Light-dependent Reactions and ATP2m
3.6 Phototsynthesis 2: The dark reactions and sugar synthesis3m
3.7 Discussion with Prof. Nir Ohad: The Carbon Cycle7m
3.8 Inside a photosynthesis lab6m
1 reading
Suggested Reading - Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Plant genetic engineering

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
4.2 Cultivated foods and genetic changes5m
4.3 Conventional breeding and genetic engineering methods3m
4.4 Recombinant DNA technology8m
4.5 Transgenic plants - proof of concept5m
4.6 Case study: Genetic engineering in combating viruses in agriculture4m
4.7 Examples of genetic engineering: Nutritional benefits3m
4.8 Potential of genetic engineering: I Insect resistant plants3m
4.9 Concerns about the use of genetic engineering in agriculture6m
1 reading
Suggested Reading - Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Lecture 4 Quiz30m

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