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Understanding Plant Metabolism

Learn about the applications of Protoplast Culture and the functions of Secondary Metabolism in this free online course.

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In this free online course, you will study the factors affecting protoplast cultures, methods of protoplast isolation and application of protoplast cultures. The concepts of synthetic seed technology and secondary metabolism will be highlighted as well as freezing methods and application. You will also see the applications of plant cell technology and how light, pH, aeration and mixing affect culture conditions.
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This free online course in Understanding Plant Metabolism begins by explaining the significance of the stages of Embryogenesis. You will then learn about the factors affecting protoplast cultures, the methods of protoplast isolation and the applications of protoplast cultures. You will study the concepts of germplasm preservation and cryopreservation, understanding their consequences in synthetic seed technology.

Next, the different functions of secondary metabolism will be examined. You will be able to distinguish the roles of primary and secondary metabolites, identifying their roles, classification and ecological functions in plants. The defensive strategies of plants against insect herbivores will also be highlighted and thereafter, the strategies pathogens adapt to invade plants and the mechanism that can be used to counter them, will be considered.

Finally, you will study the advantages of producing compounds from plant cell technology. You will learn how light, pH, aeration and mixing affect culture conditions. You will also see the relevance of precursors, cell permeability enhancers and elicitors in plant cell technology. This course will be of interest to anyone in the field of biology, biotechnology, and any other related discipline. Why wait, start this course today!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Outline the stages of Somatic Embryogenesis
  • State the functions of primary and secondary metabolites in plant cells
  • List the factors affecting Protoplast Culture
  • Discuss the concepts of Phytohormones
  • Explain the functions of Cell Permeability Enhancers
  • Distinguish between Biotic and Abiotic Elicitors


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