Teaching Tools in Plant Biology, published by the American Society of Plant Biologists, combines up-to-date peer-reviewed research-based content with flexible presentation components that can be used alone or integrated into your lesson plans so that you can confidently present these exciting topics in your classroom. We've addressed the stress and pressure busy educators face when devising course material by providing a short essay introducing each topic, PowerPoint slides, and suggested readings. An editorial innovation of The Plant Cell, one of the most trusted names in plant biology.

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Follow the links to find the Teaching Tools and associated resources.

TTPB1: Why Study Plants?

TTPB2: Leaf Development (1)

TTPB3: Leaf Development (2)

TTPB4: Epigenetics

TTPB5: The Small RNA World

TTPB6: Introduction to Phytohormones

TTPB7: The story of auxin

TTPB8: Cytokinins

TTPB9: Gibberellins

TTPB10: Brassinosteroids

TTPB11: Ethylene

TTPB12: Abscisic acid

TTPB13: Jasmonates

TTPB14: Salicylates

TTPB15: Strigolactones

TTPB16: Genetic improvements in agriculture

TTPB17: Plants are not alone (biotic interactions)

TTPB18: Plants and arthropods (friends or foes?)

TTPB19: Plants and their microsymbionts

TTPB20: The end. Senescence and cell death

TTPB21: Plants, food and human health

TTPB22: Fighting for their lives, plants and pathogens

TTPB23: A really useful pathogen, Agrobacterium tumefaciens

TTPB24: Medicinal plants

TTPB25: Plant-plant interactions

TTPB26: How to be a plant

TTPB27: Plant-Water Relations (1): Uptake and Transport

TTPB28: Plant-Water Relations (2): How Plants Manage Water Deficit and Why It Matters

TTPB29: Plant Nutrition 1: Membrane Transport and Energetics, Potassium Nutrition, and Sodium Toxicity

TTPB30: Plant Nutrition 2: Macronutrients (N, P, K, S, Mg, and Ca)

TTPB31: Plant Nutrition 3: Micronutrients and metals

TTPB32: Light-Dependent Reactions of Photosynthesis 

TTPB33: Rhythms of Life: The Plant Circadian Clock

TTPB34: Carbon-Fixing Reactions of Photosynthesis

TTPB35: It's not easy being not green: the making of a parasitic plant

TTPB36: Phenomics of root system architecture: Measuring and analyzing root phenes

TTPB37: Genetics of Floral Development

TTPB38: Small and mighty: Peptide hormones in plant biology

TTPB39: A bioinformatics pipeline to explore transcriptional regulation in plants 

TTPB40: Molecular control of plant shoot architecture

TTPB41: Computational analysis in microscopy 

TTPB42: Computational microscopy: Revealing molecular mechanisms in plants using molecular dynamics simulations 

TTPB43: Three-way interactions between Plants, Microbes and Arthropods (PMA): Impacts, mechanisms and prospects for sustainable crop production