PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

SCI2PLP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will consolidate and extend their knowledge of plants and plant physiology, and examine the impact of, and interactions between, components of crop production. You will study the biological processes occurring in plants at a cellular level from seedling emergence to maturity . Through theory and experimentation you will develop an understanding of the impacts on plant physiology and growth of natural and artificial influences. You will use the knowledge gained through lectures and experiments to develop a management plan for a crop, vine or pasture production system.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS1 and Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNote: This subject is taught at the Epping campus of Melbourne polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Productivity growth in

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMullen, J

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAUSTRALIAN FARM

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Plant Physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian Max Moller and Angus Murphy.

Year2016

Edition/Volume5th or 6th edition

PublisherSunderland, Massachusetts U.S.A. : Sinauer Associates, Inc.

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An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development : Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-First Century.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBeck C.B.

Year2010

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PublisherCambridge University Press.

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Plant Physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSalisbury, F.B. & Ross C.W.

Year1992

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherInternational Thomson Publishing

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Plants and Microclimate : A Quantitative Approach to Environmental Plant Physiology.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJones H.G.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Plants In Action

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAtwell, B.J., P. Kriedemann & Turnbull C.G.N.

Year2017

Edition/Volume2nd Edition

PublisherAustralian Society of Plant Scientists

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLhttp://plantsinaction.science.uq.edu.au/edition1/

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Plant Physiological Ecology.

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLambers H., S. Chapin & Thijs L. Pons.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.

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The Science of Grapevines : Anatomy and Physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKeller, Markus.

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAmsterdam : Academic Press. eBook.

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URLN/A

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The Biology and Utilization of Grasses

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcKell, C. M.; Youngner, V. B.

Year1972

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford : Academic Press. eBook

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe how plants function and identify the ways in which environmental factors can influence plant physiology and growth
02. Describe the basic terminology of plant morphology, taxonomy and physiology
03. Apply physiological processes of plant growth to plant management for a selected crop, pasture or vineyard
04. Describe crop and/or vine production systems and the components of associated production
05. Produce and present plans to manage plant nutrition using language suitable for a professional audience

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarisa Collins

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 8.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 full day practical workshops held during the teaching period

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 4.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Likely to be weeks 9 and 12 of teaching period

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two practical response booklets (600-words total )One practical response booklet is completed for the practical completed at home (200 words) and the other for the practical in the intensive workshop (400 words).

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Practical report (900 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Management Plan (1,000-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

Two hours end of semester written exam (2,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4