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Botany Upper Division

BOT 302-302G PLANT ANATOMY AND MICROTECHNIQUE (3-3-4)(S)(Offered odd-numbered years). A study of the structure and development of vascular plant tissues, regions, and organs. Emphasis will be placed on the Angiosperms. Laboratory work includes preparation of hand and paraffin sections, staining, and observation of plant tissues using various types of light microscopy. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192.

BOT 401-401G PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3-3-4)(F)(Offered odd-numbered years). A study of plant biophysical and biochemical processes. Includes coverage of cell, tissue, and organ function, photosynthesis, water relations, mineral nutrition, transport mechanisms, growth and development, secondary metabolites, and plant responses to the environment. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 and BIOL 320.

BOT 305-305G SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (2-6-4)(S). Fundamental problems of taxonomy. Discussion of historical development of classification systems and comparison of recent systems. Instruction on use of keys and manuals. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

BOT 311-311G PLANT MORPHOLOGY (3-3-4)(F). A comparative study of the structure, function, reproduction, and development of major plant groups. Phylogeny, paleobotany, and economic importance of various plant groups will be considered. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

BOT 330-330G MYCOLOGY (3-3-4)(F). A study of the biology of fungi with emphasis on their classification, morphology and development, identification, ecology, and economic significance. Laboratory work will include projects and field trips. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 or PERM/INST.

BOT 401-401G PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3-3-4)(F)(Offered odd-numbered years). A study of plant biophysical and biochemical processes. Includes coverage of cell, tissue, and organ function, photosynthesis, water relations, mineral nutrition, transport mechanisms, growth and development, secondary metabolites, and plant responses to the environment. PREREQ: BIOL 191-192 and CHEM 317 or PERM/INST.

BOT 424 PLANT COMMUNITY ECOLOGY (3-3-4)(F)(Offered even-numbered years). A study of the properties, structure, method of analysis, classification, and dynamic nature of plant communities. Topics for discussion will include the strengths and weaknesses of various sampling techniques, the role of disturbance events and succession on community structure, and the role of biological interactions as factors influencing the assembly of communities. Laboratory work will emphasize vegetation sampling methods and habitat type classification for plant communities in this region as well as methods of analyzing and reporting this data. PREREQ: BIOL 323 or PERM/INST.

BOT 441 PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (3-3-4)(S)(Offered even-numbered years). A description of plant development from a molecular and cellular perspective. Topics discussed include gene expression and cell signaling pathways, and their roles in the control of embryogenesis, plant growth, flowering, and fruit maturation. Examination of techniques and model systems used in the study of plant development. PREREQ: BIOL 320.