Plant Physiology

Course Information
TitleΦυσιολογία Φυτού / Plant Physiology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019410

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 87
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. To understand key concepts involved in crucial plant physiological processes. 2. To realize the relationship between plant morphology and plant function. 3. To comprehend the environmental influence on plant development. 4. To manage, protect and cultivate plants by knowing how plants develop. 5. To be fully informed of the last research advances regarding plant function.
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 in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Water and plant cell. Plant water balance. Inorganic plant nutrition and assimilation of mineral nutrients. Mass flow in the plants. Phloem transport. Photosynthesis: light and dark reactions, effects of environmental factors. Respiration, anabolism and catabolism. Introduction to signal transduction. Plant regulators. Seed dormancy and germination. Introduction to abiotic stress.
Water balance, mineral nutrition, photosynthesis, respiration, signalling, plant regulators, stress
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work391.3
Reading Assigment391.3
Student Assessment
Student assessment is performed by written or oral exams at the end of the semester. The exams include extended and short answer questions, correct or false answer questions and multiple answer questions. The laboratory exercise evaluation is performed by laboratory reports for each exercise. In these reports students are called to analyse data, draw conclusions, and present their work in a scientifically sound way.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [329]: ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΦΥΤΩΝ, ΡΟΥΜΠΕΛΑΚΗ-ΑΓΓΕΛΑΚΗ ΚΑΛΛΙΟΠΗ (επιμ.) Βιβλίο [59396732]: Φυσιολογία και Ανάπτυξη των Φυτών, Lincoln Taiz, Eduardo Zeiger, Ian Max Møller, Angus Murphy
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