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BIOL 59500 Cell Biology of Plants

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0


BIOL 42000


This lecture course, aimed at upper division undergraduates and graduate students, will cover aspects of cellular biology which are fundamental to our understanding of plant growth, differentiation and development.  The course content assumes that the student will have a strong background in the cell biology of eukaryotes, and some exposure to basic problems in plant biology.  Topics to include:  techniques of modern cell biology; cell division and cell cycle regulation; cytoplasmic streaming and intracellular motility; structure and function of peroxisomes, vacuoles, cell walls, and plastids; protein import, cell-cell communication and plasmodesmata.


Chunhua Zhang



Text:  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
Author(s):  Buchanan, Gruissem & Jones
Publisher: ASPB

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