Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LNTP 100 - Introduction to Plant Sciences


This course explores the many facets of plant science and provides students with a strong foundation in the basics of botany and horticulture. Included topics are plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, classification, genetics, and the importance of plants to society. Students will apply learned fundamentals of plant propagation and nutrition during laboratory investigations. Field trips may be required. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A READ 120 . Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory one hour discussion/recitation each week. Formerly LN 100.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain basic anatomical components with respect to mineral uptake, conduction, transpiration and photosynthesis.
  • Recognize plant morphological features for plant identification.
  • Propagate plant materials using various sexual and asexual propagation methods.
  • Recognize the effects of temperature, light intensity and light quality on growth and development.
  • Diagnose common macro- and micro-nutrient deficiencies and how to correct them.
  • Describe the function and applications of plant hormones and common growth regulators.
  • Describe the fundamentals of plant genetics and breeding.
  • Explain current trends in biotechnology of horticulture crops.

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