BIOD37H3 Biology of Plant Stress

This course examines resistance mechanisms (anatomical, cellular, biochemical, molecular) allowing plants to avoid or tolerate diverse abiotic and biotic stresses. Topics include: pathogen defence; responses to temperature, light, water and nutrient availability, salinity, and oxygen deficit; stress perception and signal transduction; methods to study stress responses; and strategies to improve stress resistance.

Prerequisite: 

[ BIOB11H3 or ( BIOB10Y3)] and [ BIOC31H3 or BIOC40H3 or ( BIOB31H3)]

Enrolment Limits: 
35
Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences