Jul 18, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 3650 - Plant Biology

4 cr. 6 hrs. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

Introduction to Plant Biology is a course designed for students interested in expanding their knowledge of basic plant biology. The emphasis will be on the unique growth form, physiology, reproduction and diversity of Plant Kingdom members. The course will begin with an examination of anatomy and morphology including the process of reproduction, continues with a consideration of plants in a natural or ecological setting, and concludes with a segment on plant evolution and diversity. The second half of the course will concentrate on physiology and molecular biology of plants. Consideration will be given to the importance of plants in environmental studies and the biotech industry. Laboratory focuses on the development of skills in handling plant materials, including using them as experimental organisms. Although I consider this an introductory course I do assume some prior knowledge of basic biological principles. The format will be a combination of lecture and lab with an emphasis on laboratory during class time.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1800  and BIOL 1900 

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