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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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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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Course Introduction and Plant Cell Structure

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Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 49 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video10 videos
1.1 All plants are made of cells4min
1.2 Different types of microscopy are used to study cells6min
1.3 Characteristics of plant cells5min
1.4 Plastids2min
1.5 The origin of chloroplasts2min
1.6 The cell wall3min
1.7 The vacuole and plasmodesmata6min
1.8 Vascular tissue - xylem6min
1.9 Vascular tissue – phloem9min
Reading3 leituras
Before we begin10min
How to succeed in this course? PDF version5min
Suggested Reading - Week 110min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lecture 1 Quiz24min

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Whole-Plant Structure

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6 vídeos (Total de 38 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video6 videos
2.2 Apical meristems4min
2.3 Root structure and development10min
2.4 Shoot apical meristem and development3min
2.5 Flower development10min
2.6 Development is regulated by gene expression2min
Reading1 leituras
Suggested Reading - Week 210min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lecture 2 Quiz24min

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Photosynthesis

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8 vídeos (Total de 31 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video8 videos
3.2 Chemical currency: ATP and NADPH4min
3.3 Light and Photosynthesis3min
3.4 The light-dependent reactions and electron transfer2min
3.5 The Light-dependent Reactions and ATP2min
3.6 Phototsynthesis 2: The dark reactions and sugar synthesis3min
3.7 Discussion with Prof. Nir Ohad: The Carbon Cycle7min
3.8 Inside a photosynthesis lab6min
Reading1 leituras
Suggested Reading - Week 310min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lecture 3 Quiz26min

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Plant genetic engineering

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9 vídeos (Total de 47 min), 1 leitura, 1 teste
Video9 videos
4.2 Cultivated foods and genetic changes5min
4.3 Conventional breeding and genetic engineering methods3min
4.4 Recombinant DNA technology8min
4.5 Transgenic plants - proof of concept5min
4.6 Case study: Genetic engineering in combating viruses in agriculture4min
4.7 Examples of genetic engineering: Nutritional benefits3min
4.8 Potential of genetic engineering: I Insect resistant plants3min
4.9 Concerns about the use of genetic engineering in agriculture6min
Reading1 leituras
Suggested Reading - Week 410min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Lecture 4 Quiz30min
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Melhores avaliações

por 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.

por 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.

Instrutores

Professor Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D.

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

Sobre Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is Israel's largest institution of higher learning – with over 30,000 students and more than 125 schools and departments in nine faculties. Global in outlook and impact, it is consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities, as well as the top 20 institutions in terms of scientific citations. A spirit of openness and innovation is evident in all of TAU's teaching and research activities, breaking down barriers between disciplines, and boldly striving to address the twenty-first century's most pressing challenges....

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