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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 323 - Plant Systematics

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Half Course
Credits: 2 credits
Attribute: 2NS

How did Earth’s biodiversity attain its current form and distribution? Systematists strive to answer this question by reconstructing the history of organismal diversity using diverse lines of evidence, ranging from anatomy to biogeography to genomics. Lectures introduce important principles and concepts in systematics, including taxonomy, phylogenetics, speciation, and character evolution. Labs provide a hands-on introduction to modern molecular systematics techniques and to plant diversity, through a combination of lab activities and field trips.

Enrollment Limit: 14
Instructor: M. Moore

Prerequisites & Notes: BIOL 200 (formerly BIOL 102) or BIOL 103, or BIOL 605. Co-requisite: BIOL 324.

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