PCP 508 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PCP 508

COURSE TITLE: PLANT NUTRIRTION AND WATER RELATIONS

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. Victor Idowu Olugbenga Olowe MSc, PhD

Email: owebaba@yahoo.com

Office Location: IFESRAR Office, Research & Extension building

Other Lecturers: Dr. O.S. Sakariyawo

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Historical perspective of plant mineral nutrition. Criteria for essentiality of elements. Role and functions of elements as constituents of metabolites and complexes, activators, co-factors or regulators of enzymes, elements involved in physiological processes. Ecological aspects of plant mineral nutrition. Nitrogen fixation. Properties of water, Concept of water potential. Water relations of whole plant. Factors controlling rate of water uptake and movement.

PCP 508 Lecture Note

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