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Course module: B-MPEI
Plant-environment interactions
Course infoSchedule
Course codeB-MPEI
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Science; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences;
Contact personprof. dr. R. Pierik
Telephone+31 30 2536838
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. R. Pierik
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Teaching period
W47A  (10/09/2018 to 21/09/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkPeriod: 10-21 September 2018
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Post-registration openfrom 14/08/2018 up to and including 10/09/2018
Waiting listNo
At the end of the course, students should have a profound understanding of: The molecular and physiological mechanisms employed by plants to adjust themselves to their light environment.
At the end of the course, students should be able to: Analyze, present and integrate primary literature on plant-environment interactions.
A general lecture on plant-environment interactions will set the stage for an advanced-level course on how plants adjust to their most important environmental factor: light. Although plants rely fully on light as their energy source, they often struggle with temporal and spatial variations in the abundance of this resource. Both excess and shortage of light can be very harmful to plants. Students will study the latest developments in plant plasticity towards variations into light quality and quantity.
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Plant biology knowledge, as for example provided through the study track Plant Biology in the Biology BSc at UU.
Required materials
Instructional formats
Group work




Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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