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Modiwl BSX-3154:
Attack and Defence in Plants

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Anil Shirsat

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module aims to: 1. Give students an appreciation and understanding of the strategies that plants use to cope with external challenges such as pathogen and pest attack. 2. Give students an appreciation of cutting-edge current research into plant molecular biology by discussing ongoing research within SBS.

Cynnwys cwrs

The strategies that plants employ to respond to biotic and abiotic stresses are currently the subject of intensive research, much of it at the molecular level. This module examines how higher plants cope with external challenges such as pathogen and pest attack by initiating specific gene expression programmes that act to minimise and overcome the effects of the stress. Topics covered include changes in cell wall protein composition in response to wounding and mechanical stress; the synthesis of phytoalexins; the role jasmonate, systemin, and salicylic acid play in localised and systemic responses; the induction of the systemic acquired resistance response and the use of transgenics to unravel the function of extensin cell wall proteins within the plant. The course will be illustrated with examples of ongoing research that is currently in progress within SBS.

Meini Prawf

da

To gain a good mark of 60% or above the student must additionally be able to provide a wide range of appropriate examples when responding to unseen questions.

ardderchog

To gain a mark of 70% or above, the student must show a comprehensive understanding of the lecture material, the answer should be well organised and to the point, and examples from additional reading (not part of the course) should be provided. This answer should give the impression of the student being an authority on the subject.

trothwy

A threshold mark equates to basic understanding of the lecture material and knowledge of at least parts of the underlying experimental evidence.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Appreciate that the complexity of plant defence responses is a consequence of variations of gene expression.

  2. Research the most recent topics in plant defense and prepare a presentation.

  3. Appreciate that plant defence responses are varied and complex and differentiated in timing.

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the major pathways involved in plant defence and how they can be studied at the molecular level.

  5. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the response of the plant to pathogen and pest attack.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Exam 50
Powerpoint 50

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

Fourteen lectures dealing with aspects of plant defense against pathogens, pests and wounding

14
Private study

Students should study the Powerpoint presentations and read the online research papers which are integral to understanding this module. Students will also be directed to the relevant primary literature, book sections and internet resources, which they will be expected to read during the allotted private study time

156
Study group

Students will be given a topic related to plant defense and be expected to review the literature and prepare a presentation. The material presented must be new i.e not already covered in the lectures.

30

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Engagement with current developments in the biosciences and their application.
  • Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of organisms.
  • Engage in debate and/or discussion with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate language.

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

None

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/bsx-3154.html

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