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PP 601 TECHNIQUES IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGY-I                                                                                 (1L+2P) I

Objective
  To impart recent practical training to study various physiological processes in plants.

Practicals
  Measurement of  osmotic potential, water potential, relative water content, principles of psychrometry and pressure chamber, measurement of transpiration, photosynthesis by infra red gas analyzer, A/Ci curves, respiration, light interception, ion leakage, effect of ABA on stomatal conductance, isolation and separation of photosynthetic pigments, principles of spectrophotometry and colorimetry, determination of the stomatal index of the leaf, basic methods pertaining to plant growth analysis, estimation of amino acids, proteins, sugars, oil content, ion leakage, estimation of nitrate content, activities of nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase, effect of water potential and temperature on seed germination.

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