Bachelor

Bachelor of Science Program

SCPL 221 Introductory Plant Genetics 3 (3-0-6) Credits (Lecture – Lab – Self Study)
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The rules of inheritance in plant cells, individuals and populations, genetic material and molecular mechanisms by which genes control the growth, development and appearance of plants in comparison with other organisms, genetics change, gene technology and discussion in current topics in plant genetics.

SCPL 301 Principles of Plant Taxonomy 4 (3-3-7)
Prerequisite SCPL 303 Study of Plant Taxonomy history, classification and evolution. Identification by using the key, nomenclature. Study on preparing specimen. The main characters of each plant group, bryophytes, fern allies, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms.

SCPL 303 Plant Morphology 3 (2-3-5)
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Study on plant morphology in each stage of life cycle especially the characters that concern on adaptation and evolution. Comparative study on structures and reproductive organs of lower and higher plants.

SCPL 304 Plant Anatomy 3 (2-3-5)
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Microscopic features of lower and higher plant cell, tissue, and organ structures; structures of plant during the developmental stages; microscopic features of plant cell, different types of plant tissue, and the pattern of arrangement which aid identification of plant and the body part (or organ) originated; applications in other related areas such as taxonomy, plant physiology, agricultural environmental and natural resource management, etc.

SCPL 311 Plant Physiology I 3 (2-3-5)
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Water and soil properties, Water balance of the plant, Translocation in xylem and phloem, Mineral nutrient, Photosynthesis, Respiration and electron transport, Stress physiology.

SCPL 331 Plant Ecology 3 (2-3-5)
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Updated events of the world situation. Plants and environment, ecosystem, plant population, plant community and applied plant ecology.

SCPL 411 Plant Physiology II 3 (2-3-5)
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Plant growth and development, Properties of plant bioregulators and its role on physiological changes, Effect of external environments on growth and development, Processes of flowering, fruiting, seed germination, dormancy, senescence, abscission, movements and signal transduction

SCPL 471 Special Project in Plant Sciene 3 (0-9-3)
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Student’s ability to plan, execute and report on a laboratory investigation. Research projects of topics in Plant Science, supervised by academic staffs in the Department of Plant Science.

SCPL 473 Seminar I 1 (1-0-2)
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Student’s formal presentation of topics of interest in plant science and the proprosal of senior project in plant science, supervised by the department’s staffs. Group discussion.

SCPL 474 Seminar II 1 (1-0-2)
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Student’s formal presentation of topics of interest in plant science, supervised by the department’s staffs. Group discussion.

SCPL 491 Training 1 (0-3-1)
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An assignment to be trainee in the government offices or private sectors that work on plant science. Oral presentation and report writing of the training.

Elective courses 18 Credits

SCPL 251 Phycology 3 (2-3-5)
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Classification based on morphology and anatomy of algae. Comparison of lifecycle of each group. Physiology and ecology of algae. Emphasis on algae of economical importance. Laboratory on algae classification, culture, and strain separation.

SCPL 261 Economic Botany 3 (2-3-5)
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Botany of important economic crops of the world and Thailand, emphasize on morphology and taxonomy of plants used for agricultural industry, food, fiber & fabric, wood, paper, medicine, resin, rosin, latex, oil and ornamental purposes.

SCPL 286 General Botany 3 (3-0-6)
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Basic concept and application of plant science that be related to others disciplinary; biodiversity, evolution, anatomy, morphology, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, genetics and molecular biology

SCPL 287 General Botany Laboratory 1 (0-3-1)
Prerequisite SCPL 286 (or together)
Various plant characteristics; biodiversity, evolution, anatomy, morphology, taxonomy, ecology, physiology, genetics and molecular biology

SCPL 291 Scientific Illustration 2 (1-3-3)
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Scientific presentation skills dealing with report writing, drawing of specimens; oral and poster presentation techniques.

SCPL 321 Plant Genetics 3 (2-3-5)
Prerequisite SCPL 221 or Consent of Instructor Fundamental of plant genetics. Genetic basis for plant improvement. Genetic analysis of Mendelian traits. Statistic method to analyze quantitative traits and calculate heredity. Molecular structure and organization of genetic material, crop biotechnology, distribution and behavior of genes in populations. Plant gene resource and plant gene conservation. Laboratory and discussion in current topics in plant genetics.

SCPL 351 Mycology 3 (2-3-5)
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Components include classification and identification, morphology, anatomy, and ecology of mushrooms. Toxic and economic mushrooms. Practical modules of mushroom classification, culture and strain separation.

SCPL 362 Ornamental Plants and Gardens 3 (2-3-5)
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Growing ornamental plants, bonsais, commercial propagation, gardens and landscapes.

SCPL 412 Plant Metabolism 2 (2-0-4)
Prerequisite SCPL 311 Primary metabolic pathways such as carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism. Secondary metabolic pathways of selected classes of plant natural products. The regulation of these pathways at the level of gene expression for the enzyme involved and emphasis on molecular genetic approaches responsible for recent advances in understanding plant metabolism.

SCPL 421 Cytogenetics 3 (2-3-5)
Prerequisite SCPL 221 or Consent of Instructor Chromosome classification, chromosomal mechanism of inheritance, chromosome structure and chromosome number, the behavior of the chromosomes during mitosis and meiosis, their origin of their relation to the transmission and recombination of the genes, chromosome aberration and mutation, chromosome technology and chromosome investigation with conventional technique and molecular cytogenetics used in taxonomy, phylogeny, stability, improvement and investigation of environmental toxicity.

SCPL 422 Plant Breeding 3 (2-3-5)
Prerequisite SCPL 221 or Consent of Instructor Effects of genetics and environment to plant phenotypes. Natural genetic variation, breeding plan for self-pollinated and cross-pollinated plants, induced mutation and advanced technology in plant breeding.

SCPL 423 Plant Molecular Biology I 3 (3-0-6)
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The background in biochemistry and molecular genetics: nature of the gene, introduction to gene function, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell genetics, protein synthesis and regulation, an introduction to laboratory techniques for experimental manipulation of DNA, RNA and protein. Plant genetic engineering and plant transformation. Way to apply the molecular biology techniques in current plant science research.

SCPL 441 Plant Tissue and Cell Culture 3 (1-6-4)
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Principles in plant tissue culture technology, effect of nutrient agar and plant growth regulators in tissue culture and applications. Basic in vitro culture inoculation, sub-culturing, and transplantation.

SCPL 442 Introductory Phytochemistry 3 (2-3-5)
Prerequisite SCPL 301 or Consent of Instructor Principles of plant secondary metabolites, classification, biosynthesis, distribution of plant secondary metabolites in plant species, use, techniques used for screening plant secondary metabolites.

SCPL 443 Plant Production Technology 2 (2-0-4)
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Theory and basic concepts of plant production, Environmental factors that influence plant growth and development and yield, Crop production technologies; plant propagation, cropping systems, cultural management, pest control, seed technology and quality, marketing and logistics.

SCPL 444 Orchid Production Technology 3 (2-3-5)
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Science and technology of a complete cycle of orchid industry. Orchids in nature, taxonomy, orchid growing, asexual and sexual propagation, tissue culture, breeding, conservation and information technology.

SCPL 451 Special Study in Plant Science 2 (0-6-2)
Prerequisite Consent of instructor The study of special problem in plant science under supervision of academic staffs in the Department of Plant Science. Student’s ability to carry out a literature search, design an experiment, conduct data analysis, and practice scientific report writing.

SCPL 452 Selected Topics in Plant Science 2 (2-0-4)
Prerequisite Consent of instructor A study on selected topics that are related to the plant science research and technology.

SCPL 462 Plant Pathology 3 (2-3-5)
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Pathogenic organisms, i.e. bacteria, fungi, microplasma, nematodes and virus; and stress conditions causing diseases in plants. Components of the course include pathogenesis, diagnosis of plant diseases, disease carriers, and epidemic control. Practical modules and field work.

SCPL 475 Undergraduate thesis 3 (0-9-3)
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Research projects of topics in Plant Science supervised by academic staffs in the Department of Plant Science. Student’s ability to plan, execute and report on a laboratory investigation.