Plant Molecular Physiology
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
PMP 201 The Biotechnology Age: Issues and Impacts (3) Introduction to the basic concepts, goals and practical impacts of biotechnology. Real-life case studies are used to explore socio-ethical, economic, and environmental issues raised by cloning, DNA testing, gene therapy and genetically engineered food, medicines, and vaccines using microbes, plants and animals. Pre: BIOL 101 or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 201)
PMP 401 Molecular Biotechnology (3) General principles, applications, and recent advances of the rapidly growing science of biotechnology. Topics include impact of biotechnology on medicine, animal sciences, environment, agriculture, forensics, and economic and socio-ethical issues. Pre: BIOL 270 or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 401)
PMP 499 Directed Research (V) Limited to undergraduate students qualified to carry on research problems in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
PMP 610 Plant Physiology Seminar (1) Study and discussion of significant topics and problems in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
PMP 620 Plant Biochemistry (3) Comprehensive study of chemical constituents and biochemical processes unique to the plant kingdom with emphasis on selected aspects of current interest. Pre: ENBI 402 or consent. (Cross-listed as ENBI 610)
PMP 670 Plant Cell Physiology (3) Comprehensive study of unique structural and functional features of plant cells. Structure and function of cell walls, membranes, and organelles; stimulus perception and propagation. Pre: BOT 470 and either BIOC 441 or ENBI 402.
PMP 673 Organization and Expression of the Plant Genome (3) Organization and expression of nuclear and plastid genomes of higher plants. Transcriptional regulation and structure of plant genes. Gene regulation during development. Pre: GENE 451 and either BIOC 441 or ENBI 402.
PMP 680 Methods in Plant Molecular Biology (3) (1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced methodology and research strategies. Hands-on laboratory training in basic and current molecular procedures for plant research. Pre: one of 673, BIOC 481, BIOC 620, or BIOC 626.
PMP 699 Directed Research (V)
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