Crop productivity and stress physiology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02782
Name of lecturers
Roberto Bassi, Tiziana Pandolfini
Coordinator
Roberto Bassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 29, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  

Learning outcomes

Module: FISIOLOGIA DELLA PRODUZIONE
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The general objective of the course is to provide a link between physiological and molecular processes responsible for plant growth and development and more applied aspects of yield production by crop plants.

Syllabus

Module: FISIOLOGIA DELLA PRODUZIONE
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The program includes: Analysis of plant growth: basic concepts. Interception of solar radiation. Photosynthetic efficiency; photosynthesis, photorespiration, carbon accumulation mechanisms; effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase. The partitioning of dry matter: assimilate allocation, phloem transport and distribution to harvesting organs. Water use efficiency. Nitrogen use efficiency and biological nitrogen fixation. Mycorrhiza and phosphorus absorption. Reproductive growth: fruit set and development, hormonal regulation. For each lesson, examples of biotechnological applications aimed at improving plant productivity are presented and discussed.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
a cura di Buchanan B.B., Gruissem W., Jones R.L., Zanichelli Editore. “Biochimica e Biologia Molecolare delle Piante”  

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: FISIOLOGIA DELLA PRODUZIONE
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oral

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016