Environmental Stress in Plants


Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 3


  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 24 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 66 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :

Interaction of plants with environmental factors is a key parameter of their development and thus of yield and performance of crop systems. This teaching unit focuses on the impact of abiotic (temperature, light, water and nutrient availability) and biotic (phytopathogenic or symbiotic microorganisms) factors with crop physiology and productivity. Plant adaptation strategies and defense mechanisms will be presented. Finally, production of mycotoxins by filamentous fungal phytopathogenic species during plant infection will be studied as a response to plant defense mechanisms.

General Instructional Objective (GIO):

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge relating to plant environment interactions and their consequences on crop production. They will have basic notions of the molecular and genetic bases of mechanisms ruling plant stress responses and adaptations. 

Specific Behavioral Objectives (SBO):

1. Students will be able to explain/describe the main effects of biotic and abiotic stresses on plant metabolism and development;

2. Students will be able to explain/describe the main phenotypic traits to target for crop stress tolerance breeding;

3. Students will be able to explain/describe molecular characterization of phytopathogenic agents;

4. Students will be able to use plant/microbe interaction knowledge to design sustainable alternative crop protection methods

Organisation pédagogique

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Contrôle des connaissances

Session 1

Contrôle Continu (coeff. 0,25)

Examen terminal 3h (coeff. 0,75)

Session 2

Examen écrit 3h ou oral (coeff. 0,75)

Report contrôle continu (coeff. 0,25)

Lectures recommandées

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Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Eric Gomes


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