Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 333 Plant Physiology and Tissue Culture Undergraduate 2 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić Ibrišimović Moamer Hasanovic, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course Plant Physiology is designed to give students a general overview of the complexity of the plant morphology and physiology. The student will be introduced to the structure and function of the plant cell. Furthermore the basics of plant tissue and organs will be analyzed to get a general overview of the plant organization. The concept of metabolism will be analyzed through the processes of respiration and photosynthesis with an emphasis on the molecular basis of the processes. Plant genetics and signal transduction will be covered as well to demonstrate the close connection between genetics and physiology.

The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:
Giving students an overview of the molecular basis of plant cells
Introduction to the concept of plant cell chemistry
Teaching students the basics of various types of plant tissues
Enebeling students to microscopically recognize various types of tissue and cells
Comprehending metabolic processes through respiration and photosynthesis
Introducing plant growth and development concepts
Explaining the basic concepts of plant genetics

  1. Introduction to plant physiology
  2. The Chemistry of Life
  3. The Plant Cell and Cell Cycle
  4. The Organization of the plant body
  5. The Shoot System I: The Stem
  6. The Shoot System II: The Form and Structure of Leaves
  7. The Root System
  9. Concepts of Metabolism, Respiration
  10. Photosynthesis
  11. Absorbtion and Transport Sytems
  12. Life Cycles: Meiosis and Alteration of Generations; The flower and sexual reproduction
  13. Seeds and Fruits
  14. Control of Growth and Development
  15. Genetics, Evolution and Systematics

  1. Beginning of classes
  2. The plant Cell
  3. Plant Cell Structure, Selective Permeability of Cell Membrane, Effect of ions on the permeability of the cell membrane
  4. Plant Tissue

  1. Determining the osmotic potential of the cell with plasmolysis; Determining the concave and convex shape of plasmolysis
  2. Determining the leaf area by the paper contour method; Determining the leaf area with the method of circular clipping, Microscopic observation of slides; determining the suction force of plant tissue based on the change in solution concentration
  3. Analyzing microscopic slides, determining the process of plant water emission
  5. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of chloroplast pigments using spectrophotometry, determining the primary products of photosynthesis, determining the products of photosynthesis in sacharophylic plants
  6. Determining the content of free water in certain plant parts; Hygroscopic and total moisture determination
  7. Plant Tissue Culture
  8. Plant tissue culture
  9. Lab Make-up
  10. Preparation for practical exam from lab course
  11. Practical exam from lab course

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Class Deliverables
Final Exam135
Total: 60
Learning outcomes
  • Illustrate the basics of plant anatomy necessary to understand plant physiology
  • Describe molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis
  • Demonstrate the basics of biochemical cycles that take place in a plant cell
  • Break down molecular mechanisms of respiration
  • Perform plant tissue culture
  • Rost, T. L., Barbour, M. G., Stocking, C. R., & Murphy, T. M. (2006). Plant Biology, Thomson Brooks. Cole, Canada.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11818
Seminar / Presentation11414
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5