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This class is aimed at people interested in understanding the basic science of plant biology. In this four lecture series, we'll first learn about the structure-function of plants and of plant cells. Then we'll try to understand how plants grow and develop, making such complex structures as flowers. Once we know how plants grow and develop, we'll then delve into understanding photosynthesis - how plants take carbon dioxide from the air and water from soil, and turn this into oxygen for us to breathe and sugars for us to eat. In the last lecture we'll learn about the fascinating, important and controversial science behind genetic engineering in agriculture. If you haven't taken it already, you may also be interested in my other course - What A Plant Knows, which examines how plants see, smell, hear and feel their environment: https://www.coursera.org/learn/plantknows. In order to receive academic credit for this course you must successfully pass the academic exam on campus. For information on how to register for the academic exam – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/registration Additionally, you can apply to certain degrees using the grades you received on the courses. Read more on this here – https://go.tau.ac.il/b.a/mooc-acceptance Teachers interested in teaching this course in their class rooms are invited to explore our Academic High school program here – https://tauonline.tau.ac.il/online-highschool...
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Sous-titres : English, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Hebrew, Romanian

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Plant BiologyBiologyGeneticsPlant
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English

Sous-titres : English, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Hebrew, Romanian

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Course Introduction and Plant Cell Structure

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 49 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
1.1 All plants are made of cells4 min
1.2 Different types of microscopy are used to study cells6 min
1.3 Characteristics of plant cells5 min
1.4 Plastids2 min
1.5 The origin of chloroplasts2 min
1.6 The cell wall3 min
1.7 The vacuole and plasmodesmata6 min
1.8 Vascular tissue - xylem6 min
1.9 Vascular tissue – phloem9 min
Reading3 lectures
Before we begin10 min
How to succeed in this course? PDF version5 min
Suggested Reading - Week 110 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lecture 1 Quiz24 min

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Whole-Plant Structure

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Reading
6 vidéos (Total 38 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video6 vidéos
2.2 Apical meristems4 min
2.3 Root structure and development10 min
2.4 Shoot apical meristem and development3 min
2.5 Flower development10 min
2.6 Development is regulated by gene expression2 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested Reading - Week 210 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lecture 2 Quiz24 min

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Photosynthesis

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 31 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
3.2 Chemical currency: ATP and NADPH4 min
3.3 Light and Photosynthesis3 min
3.4 The light-dependent reactions and electron transfer2 min
3.5 The Light-dependent Reactions and ATP2 min
3.6 Phototsynthesis 2: The dark reactions and sugar synthesis3 min
3.7 Discussion with Prof. Nir Ohad: The Carbon Cycle7 min
3.8 Inside a photosynthesis lab6 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested Reading - Week 310 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lecture 3 Quiz26 min

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Plant genetic engineering

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 47 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
4.2 Cultivated foods and genetic changes5 min
4.3 Conventional breeding and genetic engineering methods3 min
4.4 Recombinant DNA technology8 min
4.5 Transgenic plants - proof of concept5 min
4.6 Case study: Genetic engineering in combating viruses in agriculture4 min
4.7 Examples of genetic engineering: Nutritional benefits3 min
4.8 Potential of genetic engineering: I Insect resistant plants3 min
4.9 Concerns about the use of genetic engineering in agriculture6 min
Reading1 lecture
Suggested Reading - Week 410 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Lecture 4 Quiz30 min
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par JLAug 28th 2017

The course does very good job for providing the planned content. However if you have already studied the field and want to have more deep understanding like I do, you need to look for other courses.

par APNov 5th 2017

That was a pleasure to have such a passionate and interested in biology lecturer. I found course useful and interesting. Thank you dr. Chamovitz for let me being your student for last several weeks.

Enseignant

Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D.

Dean, George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
Director, Manna Center for Plant Biosciences

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