This module explores current topics in plant cell biology. It provides an understanding of the unique features of plant cells and of the cellular mechanisms that allow plants to interact with their environment. Responses at the cellular level to important environmental problems encountered worldwide are discussed and the mechanisms plants use to adapt and survive are covered. The application of modern techniques in cell biology is included and so this module is also of value to those with a broad interest in cell biology. The topics include ones in which members of the module team are actively engaged in research and therefore the most up-to-date information is provided. The module will also provide you with opportunities to practice and develop a range of general skills, which can be transferred to other fields of endeavour, including: practice in finding and critically assessing published information on a given topic; practice in the verbal and written presentation of scientific information.