General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Molecular Biology Of Growth And Development Of Flowering Plants
Language english
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Gabriel Jackowski
Lecturer's email grzesiek@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2022/2023 (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 organisms change over time and what are the molecular mechanisms underlying these chagnes.

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

General background in plant science

Syllabus

Week  1 Prof. Joanna Deckert: Cell cycle and its regulation (2h);

Week  2 Prof. Małgorzata Garnczarska: Embryogenesis (2h);

Week  3 Prof. Małgorzata Garnczarska: Seed germination (1h) 

             Prof. Rafał Mól: Apical meristems. Transition in shoot apical meristem (1h);

Week  4 Prof. Rafał Mól: Mature plant body plan (2h);  

Week  5 Prof. Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek: Hormone signalling in sporophyte and flower growth and development (2h);

Week  6 Prof. Rafał Mól: Genetic mechanism of flower differentiation. Pollination and fertilization (2h);

Week  7 Prof. Grzegorz Jackowski: Senescence as the final phase of leaf development. Molecular background of colouration of senescing leaves in autumn (first part) (2h)

Week   8 Prof. Grzegorz Jackowski: Molecular background of coluration of senescing leaves in autumn (second part) (1h)

             Prof. Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek: Programmed cell death in plant development and defence,      stress-induced signalling (1h); 

Week   9 Prof. Rafał Mól: Model systems of in vitro plant embryogenesis – somatic embryogenesis (2h);

Week 10 Prof. Rafał Mól: Model systems of in vitro plant embryogenesis – androgenesis (2h);

Week 11 Dr Katarzyna Wojciechowicz: Plant tissue and organ cultures – principles and applications  (first part) (2h);

Week 12 Dr Katarzyna Wojciechowicz: Plant tissue and organ cultures – principles and applications (second part)  (2h)

Reading list

Davies PJ (ed) Plant Hormones. Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action, 2004, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht;

Raghavan V. Developmental biology of flowering plants, 2000, Springer Verlag, New York;

Taiz L., Zeiger E. (eds) Plant Physiology, 2006, Sinauer Associates Inc. Publishers, Sunderland.