OEB 52: Biology of Plants




Spring 2011-2012
Elena M. Kramer, Pamela Diggle, and N. Michele Holbrook
Location: University Herbaria Seminar Rm 125
Meeting Time: Tu., Th., 10-11:30, one afternoon laboratory per week, plus occasional field trips
Exam Group: 12,13
Introduction to the structure, diversity, and physiology of plants with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and adaptations to life on land. Topics include growth, resource acquisition, interactions with other organisms (i.e., fungi, bacteria, insects), reproduction, and survival in extreme environments. Laboratory sessions provide an overview of plant and diversity and an introduction to basic physiological processes.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of Living Systems or the Core area requirement for Science B.