2015 Missed Lecture 17 - book chapter selections
Embryogenesis and Development - Assigned readings from Taiz and Zeiger, 6th
Chapter 17 - Embryogenesis
Overview of plant growth and develoment
Three major stages of sporophytic
How is species cavitation resistance quantied and
wtr potential at which species loses 50% of transport
Plant species vary in their resistance to cavitation in
relation to the water availability in the habita
Bio 135 Lecture 2 January 8, 2015
Lecture 2: Water and plant cells
1. Desiccation tolerance in early land plants
Optional Chapter 21: p. 652-654 (seeds only!)
2. The plant cell wall Chapter 14; p. 380-390
3. Properties of water Chapter 3
4. Water Potentia
January 20, 2013 Lecture 5 Stomata/Light reactions of photosynthesis
Lecture 5 Stomata, Light reactions of photosynthesis
1. Finish discussion about stomatal function
2. Chapter 7: Light reactions of photosynthesis
3. Evolution of photosystems
What is t
January 22, 2015 Lecture 6
Lecture 6 - Completing the light reactions of
photosynthesis; Calvin-Benson Cycle!
1. Finish light reactions and consider their evolution!
2. Photoinhibition - the problem with excess light!
3. Calvin-Benson Cycle!
Lecture 8: photorespiration and carbon concentrating
Chap. 8 - Starch/Sucrose mobilization p230-241 optional; I
won't test you on it.
Chap. 9 - An excellent read that ties in many of the concepts
discussed in class.
1. Finish photorespiration
Downloaded from rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org on October 18, 2012
Angiosperm leaf vein evolution was physiologically and
C. Kevin Boyce, Tim J. Brodribb, Taylor S. Feild and Maciej A. Zwieniecki
Proc. R. Soc. B 2009 276, 1
D.D. Francis and W.P. Piekielek
Assessing Crop Nitrogen Needs with
One of the most difficult challenges facing farmers is to determine the appropriate fertilizer nitrogen (N) application rate. Regardless of source, most
1. What are the trade-offs associated with resistance to freezing-induced embolism.
-the smaller the conduit, the smaller the air bubble that is forced out of the ice crystal
lattice; the smaller the bubble, the greater the probability that the bubble wil
Table of Contents
Plant and Cell Architecture 1
Plant Life Processes: Unifying Principles 2
Plant Classification and Life Cycles 2
Plant life cycles alternate between diploid and haploid
Overview of Plant Structure 5
Plant cells are
January 13, 2015 Bio 135L
Plant water transport
Lecture 3 Plant Water Transport (Chapter 4)
1. Cell wall critical for plant water transport
2. Water transport: soil to leaf to atmosphere
3. Hydraulic failure: cavitation and embolism
4. Ecological xylem st
Lecture 10 Biomechanics
Feb. 10, 2015
A. Cellular adjustments
B. Material properties and organ geometry
C. Twining and climbing plants
Phenotypic trends in land plants probably evolved along a
progressively more complex tness
Lecture 16 March3, 2015
This follows on plant secondary compounds: Chapter 23!
Plants need to defend themselves from pathogens and
herbivores. Plants are sessile.!
Induced plant defenses - antiherbivory!
There are two types of defenses: constitut
2015 Lecture 14 Nutrients con't, nitrogen
Feb. 24, 2015
Nutrient absorption varies along the length of roots
Different areas of root absorb differently: most nutrient
absorption occurs at the root tip.
How Do Fungi and Bacteria Increase Nutrient Uptake
2015 Lecture 13 Nutrients Feb. 19, 2015
All living things need raw materials from the environment.
These nutrients include carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and
Plants are sessile. Their roots mine soil for new minerals
Bio 135 PLANT HORMONES - Synopsis
March 6, 2015
In higher plants, regulation and coordination of metabolism, growth, and morphogenesis
often depend on chemical signals from one part of the plant to another. Hormones are
chemical messengers that are produc