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Plant Genetics: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

The aim of this course is to:

- Introduce students to plant reproductive development and genetics, taking the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana as an example.

- Introduce students to cell wall integrity sensing mechanisms and how they control tip-growing plant cells such as pollen tubes and root hairs.

- Learn how to extract information from the phenotypical characterization of fertility defective mutants or root hair defective mutants, using targeted questions and appropriate analytical methods.

- Practice genetic, cytological and molecular analytical methods.