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2016-2017 Catalogue 
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BIOL 34000 - Field Botany and Systematics

Course Credit: 1.25
Introduction to the principles of field botany and plant systematics. Topics covered include floral and vegetative morphology, plant family characteristics, the use of keys, and basic collecting techniques. We will discuss current methods of biological systematics, traits useful for making phylogenetic inferences, and the evolutionary history of vascular plant groups, especially angiosperms. Topics will include floral biology and pollination, hybridization and speciation, molecular phylogenetics, ethnobotany, and biogeography. Three classroom meetings and one laboratory weekly. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20200 , minimum grade C-; or permission of instructor; BIOL-34000L