General information

Module title Molecular biology of growth and development of flowering plants
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Grzegorz Jackowski (coordinator)
Lecturer's email grzesiek@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 24
ECTS 4
USOS code 01-MOLGRO-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of this course is to tell the story of how the higher plant organism change over time and what are the molecular mechanisms underlying these changes.

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

General background in plant science

Syllabus

Week 1 Prof. Joanna DeckertCell cycle and its regulation (2h)Week 2 Dr Małgorzata GarnczarskaEmbryogenesis (2h)Week 3 Dr Małgorzata GarnczarskaSeed germination (1h)Prof. Rafał MólApical meristems. Transition in shoot apical meristem. (1h)Week 4 Prof. Rafał MólMature plant body plan (2h)Week 5 Dr Magdalena Arasimowicz-JelonekHormone signalling in sporophyte and flower growth and development (2h)Week 6 Prof. Dr hab. Rafał MólGenetic mechanism of flower differentiation.Pollination and fertilization (2h)Week 7 Prof. Grzegorz JackowskiSenescence as the final phase of leaf development. Molecular background of autumnal colouration of leaves. (2h)Week 8 Dr Magdalena Arasimowicz-JelonekProgrammed cell death in plant development and defence, stress-induced signalling. (1h) Prof. Grzegorz JackowskiImpairments to the plant development caused by mutations. (1h)Week 9 Prof. Rafał MólModel systems of in vitro plant embryogenesis – somatic embryogenesis (2h)Week 10 Prof. Rafał MólModel systems of in vitro plant embryogenesis – androgenesis (2h)Week 11 Dr Katarzyna WojciechowiczPlant tissue and organ cultures – principles and applications I (2h)Week 12 Dr Katarzyna WojciechowiczPlant tissue and organ cultures – principles and applications II (2h)

Reading list

Davies PJ (ed) Plant Hormonse. Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action. 2004, Kluwer Academic Publihsers, DordrechtRaghavan V. Developmental Biology of Flowering Plants. 2000, Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc.Taiz L., Zeiger E. (eds) Plant Physiology. 2006, Sinauer Associates, Inc., SunderlandWesthoff P. et al., Molecular Plant Development from gene to plant. 1998, Oxford University Press Inc., New York.