Applied plant anatomy 741

Module code BOT 741
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Theory of plant anatomy, understanding of basic tissue types and arrangement within organs. Evolutionary modifications to the basic anatomy. Introduction to seed anatomy/palynology. Understanding of developmental anatomy – ontogeny of tissues/organs. Advantages/disadvantages of different stains/techniques. Microscopy, including electron microscopy. Ethics and protocols of image manipulation. Practical understanding of tissue preservation, staining and sectioning techniques will be learnt and a portfolio of evidence submitted for assessment.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites BOT 161 or permission from the Head of Department.
Contact time Block of 4 weeks for lectures with practical compo
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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