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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 227 - Vascular Plant Systematics

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4NS

An introduction to vascular plant diversity and the principles and methods of plant systematics. Lectures will focus on introducing important concepts in morphology, taxonomy, nomenclature, phylogenetics, biogeography, speciation, hybridization, and character evolution as they apply to plants, especially flowering plants. Labs will emphasize the taxonomic, morphological, molecular, and analytical techniques of plant systematics, and will also include indoor and outdoor activities designed to familiarize students with important groups of vascular plants and their evolutionary history. Two lectures and two lab sessions per week.  Enrollment limit: 14.
Instructor: M. Moore
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: Two introductory biology courses (Bio 100, or Bio 118, plus Bio 102 or Bio 120).

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