SEED BIOLOGY
UNDERSTANDING HOW THESE COMPLEX ENTITIES FUNCTION
COURSES TAUGHT
ABT 301: WRITING AND PRESENTING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES
One of three sections offered by different faculty annually. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION  
This class is intended to refine skills in communicating and evaluating science-based knowledge. Specific focus is given to the agricultural, biological, and bio-medical sciences. One major goal is to facilitate the writing of an Agricultural Biotechnology Independent Research Proposal. In the process, students will learn how to evaluate relevant literature, think about science and the scientific process, and communicate scientific results and implications. This course should further the students' experience with science, enhance their appreciation for the scientific process, and what it means to conduct scientific research.

PLS 622: PHYSIOLOGY OF PLANTS I
One of three sections offered by different faculty annually.
Co-taught with two other faculty. Each Fall Semester.

COURSE DESCRIPTION   
The objective of this course is to present a graduate-level summary of our current understanding in key areas of Plant Physiology. Students registering for 622 should have some background in Plant Physiology and General Biochemistry. 

PLS 657/597: SEED BIOLOGY
Co-taught with four other faculty. Every odd year, spring semester. 
Prerequisites: BIO304 (Genetics), BIO 430G (Plant Physiology) or consent of instructor 

COURSE DESCRIPTION  
The course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of the morphological, physiological and molecular processes that occur during seed development and germination. The learning objectives include: A capacity to describe the morphological, physiological and molecular processes occurring during seed formation, development and maturation. The ability to apply the principles of physiology to the processes controlling seed germination, dormancy and deterioration.