BIOL 3400

Plant Physiology

(Lab Required) (Formerly BOTN 2020, 001.202, BIOL 3450, PLNT 3500) An integrative view of major physiological processes in plants, spanning the biochemical, cellular, tissue, organ and whole plant levels of organization. The focus will be on photosynthesis, respiration, plant water relations, plant mineral nutrition, and the role of hormonal and extrinsic factors in the regulation of plant growth. This course is taught together with PLNT 3400. Students may not hold credit for both BIOL 3400 and PLNT 3400. Not to be held with the former BIOL 3450 or BOTN 2020 or PLNT 3500. Prerequisites: BIOL 1030 (C); and BIOL 2242 (or equivalent)(C); and a grade of “C” or better in one of CHEM 2360, MBIO 2360, CHEM 2770 or MBIO 2770; or consent of the department.

Fall 2018 sections

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructor: Sylvie Renault, Claudio Stasolla
    CRN: 12514
    Lecture Location: 130 Agriculture
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Slot 7: 12:30 PM–1:20 PM, M.W.F.

Lab sections

  • B01
    Instructor: Sylvie Renault, Claudio Stasolla
    CRN: 12515
    Laboratory Location: W232 Duff Roblin
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, M.
  • B02
    Instructor: Sylvie Renault, Claudio Stasolla
    CRN: 12516
    Laboratory Location: W232 Duff Roblin
    Dates: September 05 – December 07
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:15 PM, Tu.

Important Dates

July 1: Canada Day (University Closed)

July 2: Canada Day observed (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Karyn Booy, MSc Defense: “Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas): spatio-temporal habitat use and geographic variation in Canadian populations"” — Friday, June 22 at 1 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Kate Christie, MSc Defense: “Vessel Dynamics of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) Fishery: Examining Spatial Association and Fishing Success” — Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Amber Hiebert, MSc. Defense: “Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Myotome Development: The Proliferation of Satellite Cells in the Developing Sturgeon” — Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Madison Earhart, MSc Defense: “The development of the stress response in larval Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens” — Thursday, June 28 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.