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LCB5719 - Molecular Aspects of Plant Development

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In-class work
per week
per week
15 weeks
180 hours

Fabio Tebaldi Silveira Nogueira
Lazaro Eustaquio Pereira Peres
Paulo Jose Pereira Lima Teixeira

To understand celular metabolisms involved in plant development; structure, biosynthesis and signal transduction of phytormones and growing substances; To understand cellular differentiation as well as the genetic pathways controllling this process; To study some physiological effects as well as pratical applications (biotechnology and agrochemicals) of phytormones and growing substances.

1- Introduction to phytormones, 2- Historical aspects of phytormones, 3- Phytormone metabolism, 4- Phytormone signalling, 5- Introduction to plant development, 6- Leaf architecture, 7-Molecular bases of flowering, 8- Molecular aspects of ovary development and fruit set, 9- Control of the vegetative branching, 10 -Molecular basis of seed formation, 11- Molecular control of root formation, 12-Molecular basis of in vitro regeneration, 13 - Use of growing substances in agriculture.

A. Books:
ARTECA, R.N. Plant growth substances: Principles and applications. Chapman & Hall, New York, 1995.
CASTRO, P.R.; KLUGE, R.A.; PERES, L.E.P. Manual de Fisiologia Vegetal: teoria e prática. Piracicaba: Editora Agronômica Ceres, 2005.
CASTRO, P.R. C.; Kluge, R.A. ; SESTARI, I. Manual de Fisiologia Vegetal: Fisiologia de Cultivos. Piracicaba: Editora Agronômica Ceres, 2008.
BUCHANAN, B.B; GRUISSEM, W.; JONES, R.L. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NY, 2015
HOPKINS, W.G. Introduction to Plant Physiology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
KERBAUY, G.B. Fisiologia vegetal. Guanabara Koogan, Rio de Janeiro, 2004.
SALISBURY,F.B.; ROSS,C. Plant physiology. Wadsworth Publ., Belmont, CA, 1998.
TAIZ, L.; ZEIGER, E. Fisiologia Vegetal. 5ª Ed. Porto Alegre: Artmed. 2017.
B. Journals:
Annual Review of Plant Biology; Trends in Plant Science; Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology, New Phytologist, Journal of Experimental Botany; Plant Cell and Enviroment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Nature, Science, and Cell.