General information

Module title Plant responses to environmental stresses
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Joanna Deckert, prof. dr hab. Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek, dr Jagna Chmielowska-Bąk
Lecturer's email arasim@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position professor, adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 4
USOS code 01-PLANTSRESS-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The main aim of the course is presentation of the impact of biotic and abiotic stresses on plants. In frame of the course students will get theoretical and practical knowledge concerning:- the most common stress factors affecting plants growth and development,- plant stress symptomatology,- general and specific responses to stress factors,- the role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plants reaction to unfavourable conditions,- recovery of plants after exposure to stressesThe course will include short theoretical lectures, seminars consisting of discussion about recent publications associated with the lecture topic and practical classes.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Knowledge: basic knowledge of botany and plant physiology

Syllabus

Lectures and seminars:

Week 1(introductory lecture): Introduction to plant ecophysiology.

Week 2 (lecture and seminar): Extreme temperatures – heat and cold stress.

Week 3 (lecture and seminar): Stresses associated with water status – drought and flooding.

Week 4 (lecture and seminar): Salt and osmotic stresses.

Week 5 (lecture and seminar): Antropogenic stress factors - pollution.

Week 6 (lecture and seminar): Biotic stresses.

Week 7 (lecture and seminar): Role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plants response to stress factors.

Week 8 (lecture and seminar): Plant post-stress recovery.

Practical classes:

Week 1: Metal stress.

Week 2: Temperature stress.

Week 3: Water stress.

Week 4: Biotic stress - plant-pathogen interactions

Week 5: Biotic stress – allelopathy

Reading list

1) Buchanan B.B, Gruissem W. and Russell L.J. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Chapter: Responses to abitoic stresses. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

2) Buchanan B.B, Gruissem W. and Russell L.J. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Chapter: Responses to plant pathogens. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

3) Khan N.A and Singh S. Abiotic stress and plant response. I.K. International.

4) Taiz L., Zeiger E., Moller I.M., Murphy A. Plant Physiology and Development. Sinauer Associates, 2015.