Plants are a part of the biosphere. Without plants life, as we know it, would not be able to exist, since all animals are directly or indirectly dependent on plants for the food needed for their survival. Plants also play an important role in maintaining soil fertility, which is an essential component needed for their growth. Learners will be able to comprehend about the water metabolism, photosynthesis in plants while also being able to explain about their respiration and nitrogen metabolism. Learners will also be able to distinguish between the effects of various growth hormones on the growth of plants. In addition, learners will be able to enhance their knowledge about various aspects of plant tissue culture, while also being able to discern about cloning in plants.
Weeks Weekly Lecture TopicsWeek 1 Lecture 1 - BIO-FERTILIZERS : Lecture 2 - BIO-PESTICIDES Lecture 3 - ROOT SYSTEM Lecture 4 - ANATOMY OF ROOTS IN DICOTS & MONOCOTSWeek 2 : Lecture 5 - SHOOT SYSTEM Lecture 6 - ANATOMY OF STEM IN DICOTS AND MONOCOTS Lecture 7 - STOMATA – STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION Lecture 8 - STOMATA – MECHANISM OF MOVEMENTWeek 3 : Lecture 9 - MORPHOLOGY OF FLOWER Lecture 10 - POLLINATION Lecture 11 - PLANT FERTILIZATION Lecture 12 - DEVELOPMENT OF ENDOSPERM AND EMBRYOWeek 4 : Lecture 13 - OSMOSIS AND ABSORPTION OF WATER Lecture 14 - TRANSPIRATION Lecture 15 - ASCENT OF SAP Lecture 16 - PHOTOSYNTHETIC PIGMENTS AND PHOTOSYSTEMSWeek 5 : Lecture 17 -INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSYNTHESIS Lecture 18 -LIGHT REACTIONS IN PHOTOSYSNTHESIS Lecture 19 -DARK REACTIONS IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS Lecture 20 -FACTORS AFFECTING PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND MEASUREMENTWeek 6 : Lecture 21 - BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN FIXATION Lecture 22 - REGULATION OF NITROGEN FIXATION Lecture 23 - NITRATE REDUCTION AND AMMONIA ASSIMILATION Lecture 24 - AUXINSWeek 7 : Lecture 25 - CYTOKININS Lecture 26 - GIBBERELLINS Lecture 27 - ETHYLENE Lecture 28 - ABSCISIC ACIDWeek 8 : Lecture 29 - PHOTOPERIODISM AND VERNALIZATION Lecture 30 - PHYTOCHROME Lecture 31 - PLANT MOVEMENT Lecture 32 - TOTIPOTENCY AND CYTODIFFERENTIATIONWeek 9 : Lecture 33- GROWTH MEDIA CONTENTS, PREPARATION & STERILIZATION Lecture 34 - CELL CULTURE TYPES Lecture 35 - PLANT REGENERATION THROUGH ORGANOGENESISWeek 10 : Lecture 36 - SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS Lecture 37- SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS AND SYNTHETIC SEEDS Lecture 38– PROTOPLAST ISOLATION AND CULTURE Lecture 39– SOMATIC HYBRIDIZATION AND ITS APPLICATIONSWeek 11 : Lecture 40 - APPLICATION OF TISSUE CULTURE IN AGRICULTURE Lecture 41 - APPLICATION OF TISSUE CULTURE IN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY Lecture 42 - CLONAL PROPAGATION & MICROPROPAGATION Lecture 43 - PRODUCTION OF HAPLOID PLANTSWeek 12 : Lecture 44 - PLANT TRANSFORMATION, PART-1 Lecture 45 - PLANT TRANSFORMATION, PART-2 Lecture 46 - SELECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE TRANSFORMED PLANTS