Part IB Plant and Microbial Sciences
This course aims to provide a truly integrated view of Plant and Microbial Sciences which incorporates the molecular, cellular and ecological approaches to the subject. Under each topic the lectures address both our current understanding of the relevant processes at the cellular and molecular levels and explore their relevance to the major issues and ideas to arise from studying plants and microbes in the field. Practicals provide an integrated training to prepare you for future independent project work.
In the Michaelmas Term plants in their physical environment are considered. In the Lent Term plants and microbes in their biotic environment are studied, and in Easter Term the course looks at plants plant ecosystems. The study of Plant and Microbial Sciences is essential if we are to solve problems related to the biosphere and its exploitation, including biotechnology, renewable energy resources and nutrition, conservation and pollution.
Course Website: http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/teaching/pms/index.html