Course Content (Syllabus)
* Germination: Seed anatomy, biochemical processes during germination, factors affecting germination. Seed dormancy (causes, mechanisms and releasing factors).
* Adventitious root and bud formation: Factors, the role of hormones, applications on rooting of cuttings.
* Tuber and bulb formation: Factors affecting, the role of hormones.
* Abscission: Anatomy, physiology, regulation. Apical dominance: Mechanism, the role of hormones, regulation. Juvenility: Morphological and physiological characteristics, hormone regulation, applications on horticultural crops.
* Physiology of flowering: Photoperiodism, vernalization, chemical regulation.
* Bud dormancy: Physiology, hormonal mechanism, regulation.
* Fruiting: Fruit morphology, physiology of fruit development, parthenocarpy.
* Senescence of plants: Mechanisms, theories, the role of hormones.
Plant development, seeds, rooting, abscission, apical dominance, juvenility, flowering, vernalization, dormancy, fruit, parthenocarpy, senescence