BIOL 208 The Biology of Plants
An introduction to the major groups of land?plants, including mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and?the flowering plants. Diversity, evolution and?adaptation are major themes of the course.?Students will learn the basic principles of?reproduction and development, morphology, and?physiology. Ecological interactions and responses?to the environment will also be covered. Special?topics include a discussion of the vast array of?phytochemicals synthesized by plants and their?applications in societies. Laboratories will?emphasize relating plant structure to function.?Field trip will be included, and plant diversity?will be surveyed using the local flora as examples?where possible.
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