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Plant Evolution & Diversity Lab (401-0-20)


Patrick S Herendeen
Hogan Hall, 6-140B, 2205 Tech Drive

Meeting Info

Technological Institute F280: Tues 10:00AM - 11:50AM

Overview of class

This course is an introduction to the diversity and evolutionary history of land plants for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It will introduce principles of plant morphology, classification, phylogeny, and paleontology. Morphological, anatomical, molecular and fossil evidence for the evolutionary history and relationships of each group will be presented. Laboratories will focus on diversity and structural characteristics of each group and their fossils. Graduate students will prepare a research paper on a topic of their choosing (subject to approval by instructor).

Evaluation Method

Exams, practicals, lab notebooks, and projects

Class Materials (Suggested)

James D. Mauseth. 2016. Botany. An introduction to plant biology. Sixth edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning or comparable general botany text.

Associated Classes

LAB - Technological Institute F389: Thurs 10:00AM - 11:50AM