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.