PLANT AND CROP PHYSIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΦΥΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΛΛΙΕΡΓΕΙΩΝ / PLANT AND CROP PHYSIOLOGY
CodeAKA803
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Dordas
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600017438

Programme of Study: Prógramma metaptychiakṓn Spoudṓn Aeiforiká Geōrgiká Systīmata Paragōgīs kai Klimatikī Allagī

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization118

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
600140433
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Photosynthesis, translocation of photosynthates respiration and photorespiration: processes, genetic and environmental influence. 2. Light interception in plant and crop level, radiation and laws that describe it. 3. Photosynthesis, processes, genetic and environmental influence, carbon balance in plants. 4. Phytohormones: function and mechanisms in plants. 5. Genetic and environmental influences, carbon balance in plants, respiration and photorespiration. 6. Uptake and retranslocation of nutrients in plants adaptation of plants to nutrient deficiencies and toxicities. Utilization of nutrients, Nutrient use efficiency, ways of increasing nutrient efficiency, critical levels of nutrients. 7. Physiological function of nitrogen in plants, N metabolism and productivity, interactions of N and carbon in plants. 8 and 9. Water relations: mechanisms of water transport in plants, transpiration, water use efficiency, availability of water and development of field crops. 10. Source/sink relationships of photosynthates, mechanisms of movement, regulation of movement, influence of biotic and abiotic factors. 11. Yield of field crops and yield components, source/sink relations in different groups of field crops (cereals, legumes, sugar beet, forage crops etc. 12. Estimation of N2-fixation of legumes with the method of natural abidance. 13. Student presentation.
Keywords
Physiology, field crops, function and mechanisms of plants
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures95
Reading Assigment45
Tutorial35
Written assigments35
Exams3
Total213
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Last Update
17-03-2019