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Course Title: Botany I – Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104

Botany I – Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104

Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate

Discover the world of Botany. The course contains the basis of plant science, and is an introduction to plant physiology and taxonomy, covering general botany including morphology and anatomy.

Course Structure for Botany I – Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104

  1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants
    • Plant Taxonomy – Botanical/Horticultural Nomenclature, The Binomial System, Botanical Classification, Plant Families and Species, Hybrids, Varieties and Cultivars
    • Botanical Keys – How to use a botanical key, Key to Plant Groups, Key to Plant Phyla
  2. Cells and Tissues
    • Plant Cells – types of plant cells
    • Plant Tissues – Primary and Secondary Growth
  3. Specific Vegetative Parts of a Plant
    • Stems – Stem Forms
    • Leaves – Leaf Structure and Arrangement
    • Roots – Root Structure (tap root, adventitious roots)
    • Common Botanical Terms
  4. Flowers and Fruit
    • The flower – inflorescence (panicle, umbel, composite head)
    • Fruits – Simple, Aggregate, Multiple
    • Reproductive Growth and Development – pollination, fertilisation, fruit setting
  5. Seed and the Developing Embryo
    • Seed Structure – Seed Coats, Food Storage Organs, Embryo
    • Seed Germination – Germination Requirements, Stimulation, Inhibition
    • Propagation of Plants
  6. Photosynthesis and Growing Plants
    • Photosynthesis – the Photosynthetic Apparatus, Light transformation into energy, the Photosynthetic process, Gas Exchange with the Atmosphere
  7. Respiration
    • Stages of Respiration – the Krebs Cycle, Electron Transport Chain
    • Rate of Respiration
  8. The Role of Water
    • Osmosis
    • Water Movement from Soil to Root – Development of Root Pressure
    • The Transpiration Stream – Transpiration and Environmental Conditions
  9. Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant
    • Mechanisms of Nutrient Uptake
    • Absorption and Transport of Mineral Nutrients
    • Translocation of Sugars
    • Adaptations for Water Storage
    • Food and Water Storage Organs
  10. The Effects of Tropisms and Other Growth Movements
    • Plant Hormones
    • Tropisms – Phototropism, Geotropism, Thigmotropism, Other Growth Movements
    • Chemical Growth Modifications

Aims of Botany I – Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104

  • Understand the relationship between the scientific principles of this unit and horticultural practices
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the Plant Kingdom and understanding of the taxonomic hierarchy
  • Identify and describe the different types of plant cells and tissues, their structure and function
  • Determine the role and function of specific vegetative parts of the plant
  • Determine the role and function of the reproductive parts of the plant
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of the seed in the life cycle of the plant
  • Explain the mechanism and the role of photosynthesis in the metabolism of plants and relate to plant growth in controlled environments
  • Explain the mechanism and the role of respiration in the metabolism of plants
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of water in the plant
  • Review the movement of water, solutes and assimilates through the plant
  • Understand the effects of tropisms and other plant movements on growth and development
  • Undertake risk assessments relevant to the learning outcomes in this course

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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