UE Plant development and signaling,part I

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Descriptif

Course outline

Lectures (17)

- Approaches and tools to study plant development and signalling

- Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Self-Incompatibility

- Early embryogenesis: establishment of the apico-basal axis

- Late embryogenesis: ABA, dessiccation tolerance and dormancy

- Function of the Meristems

    • Root Apical Meristem

    • Shoot Apical Meristem and Cambium

    • Floral Meristem and the basics od flower morphogenesis

- Phyllotaxis and organ growth (auxins, CKs, GAs, Ethylene…)

- Flowering transition (vernalisation, photoperiod, autonomous pathway)

- Photo/Skotosignaling and morphogenesis

- Retrograde signalling and plant development

- Photo perception and photosynthesis (Phototropins)

- Abiotic stress responses (nutrients, genotoxic agents, phytoremediation)

Tutorials + Discussions (10)

Individual students present a subject based on the study of article(s), on one of the topics developed in the lectures. Ahead of the presentation, a tutorial slot of 20min will be dedicated for consultation between each presenting student and his/her professor. A group of 2-3 students will also work together on the article(s) in order to prepare questions for the presenting student, and will give feedback on the answers. There will be 2 presentations by discussion session of 1h30.

 

 

Format of the course

 

Activities

Hours

Percentage

Lectures

25,5

32

Tutorials and discussions

22 (15 and 7)

27,5

Lab sessions

0

 

Estimated work load at home

32,5

40,5

Total

80

100

 

Exam requirements

 

Nature of the exams

Mid-term (Number of hours, % of the final grade)

Final (Number of hours, % of the final grade)

Second session

Written exam

Dataset analysis (1h30), 25%

Synthesis and data analyses 2h, 50%

1: 2h, 50%

Oral exam

Individual presentation (30min), questions/evaluation (10 min) 25%

 

 

Pré-requis

- Language used for the teaching and evaluation:  English

- To which kind of program can you apply when taking this course?

All majors of Master 2 in Biology (research or professionalising programs) at UGA. This course is mandatory for students enrolled in the PLANT-Int program.

- Pre-requisites:

  • Knowing the bases of cell biology, gene regulation, and plant physiology.
  • Knowing how to grasp a scientific question; to present research results in light of announced objectives; to bring a critical view on experimental results and to propose further experiments.

 

- Is the number of students limited in this course? no

Bibliographie

- Targeted skills:

  • Searching, in a set of primary articles, for key/pertinent elements that inform on advances in a precise scientific field
  • Working autonomously and in collaborative groups and networks
  • Evaluating peers on an oral presentation

Skills to be developed both in oral and written exercises:

  • Putting a scientific question in the context of the state-of-the-art
  • Analysing and presenting a scientific dataset made of experimental results
  • Understanding the experimental protocol behind a result, a methodology
  • Proposing an approach and methodologies to answer to a scientific question

Informations complémentaires

Lieu(x) : Grenoble - Saint-Martin d'Hères
Langue(s) : Francais