COURSE CODE: PCP 101
COURSE TITLE: Introductory Plant Physiology
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION: 2 Hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. M. O. Atayese; B.Sc. M.Sc., PhD
Office Location: 238 COLPLANT
Nature of living organisms; Plant nutrition, elements and their functions; Uptake of nutrients; Sources of metabolites; Chemosynthesis and photosynthesis; Cycles of raw materials (nitrogen cycles); Respiration; Method of elimination of waste material of production in plants; Plant hormones; homeostasis, osmoregulation in plants; Reproduction (sexual and asexual); Growth and development, patterns of growth, factors affecting growth, flowering and fruit growth; Enzymes (properties/characteristics, composition, types, mechanism of action, estimates of rates, inhibitors).