lbir1353  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

3 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
The first part concerns the mechanisms of perception and communication that guarantee the integration of organ growth, the phenological development of the plant and the response to external constraints. The messengers considered are phytohormones and secondary metabolites. The themes developed are the regulation of phenological development and the elicitation of natural defense mechanisms. These parts introduce biotechnology, ecophysiology, horticulture and phytopathology. The second part concerns the notions of efficiency defined at the plant level . The three efficiencies considered are the water use efficiency (conductances, climate, photosynthesis, soil), the light use efficiency (interception and translocation, climate, photosynthesis) and the nitrogen use efficiency (biochemistry (collection and use), photosynthesis and soil). The third part concerns the functioning of the plant under abiotic constraints. The topics are deficiencies (water, nitrogen, phosphorus) and excesses (water, salt, metals)as well as the impact of temperature.
Teaching methods
Lectures in auditorium and practicals in greenhouses
Evaluation methods
written exam for the theoretical part and written or oral reports for practical part
Participation in practical work, tutorials and exercises is mandatory and essential to validate the teaching unit. Any unjustified absence entails a penalty on the EU examination which may go as far as the cancellation of the examination mark for the relevant study year (0/20). In the event of repeated and even justified absences, the teacher may propose to the jury to oppose the registration for the EU examination in accordance with article 72 of the RGEE
Teaching materials
  • notes de cours disponibles sur moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Bioengineering