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LCB5723 - Plant Stress Physiology

Credit hours

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

Ricardo Ferraz de Oliveira

The basic concepts of plant stress, acclimation, and adaptation. Energy is an absolute requirement for the maintenance of structural organization over the lifetime of the organism. The maintenance of such complex order over time requires a constant through put of energy.

‘Stress’ in plants can be defined as any external factor that negatively influences plant growth, productivity, reproductive capacity or survival. This includes a wide range of factors which can be broadly divided into two main categories: abiotic or environmental stress factors, and biotic or biological stress factors. Lectures on the subject Stress Plant Physiology, will cover the following main topics of the special physiology of plants: The history of stress research, general theory of stress, Selye H. Stress at plants at subcellular, cellular, organ, holistic, signal transduction, molecular biological foundations of anti-stress reaction, Stress proteins, antioxidants - anti-stress response mechanisms, stress of substrate salinity, osmotic stress, Stress caused by cold, frost, Acclimation / adaptation to stress in extreme environments (UV light)

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