Botany (BOT)

BOT 410 Lichenology. (3) S '97
Chemistry, ecology, physiology, and taxonomy of lichens. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or equivalent.

BOT 420 Plant Ecology. (4) S
Plants in relation to environments, emphasizing terrestrial population, community andecosystem processes. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip, 1 weekend field trip. Prerequisite: BIO 320 or equivalent.

BOT 425 Plant Geography. (3) N
Plant communities of the world and their interpretation, emphasizing North American plant associations. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or equivalent or instructor approval.

BOT 434 General Mycology. (3) S
Fundamentals of fungal morphology and systematics with an introduction to fungal cell biology, growth and development, ecology, and economic significance. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or MIC 206 or equivalent.

BOT 445 Morphology of the Vascular Plants. (4) S '98
Comparative form and evolutionary trends in the major groups of vascular plants. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BOT 300 or equivalent.

BOT 448 Palynology. (3) S
Significance of fossil and extant pollen, spores, and other palynomorphs to systematics, evolution, ecology, and stratigraphy. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BOT 450 Phycology. (4) S
The algae (both fresh water and marine forms), emphasizing field collection and identification of local representatives. Morphological, ecological, and economic aspects of the algae. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or instructor approval.

BOT 461 Physiology of Lower Plants. (3) N
Cellular physiology and biochemistry of algae and fungi; responses of these organisms to chemical and physical stimuli and their process of morphogenesis. Prerequisites: BIO 182 or equivalent; CHM 231.

BOT 465 Plant Growth and Development. (3) S '97
Molecular basis of development, role of signal transduction pathways/gene regulation in control of organ formation, pollination, germination and growth. Prerequisites: BIO 182 or instructor approval.

BOT 475 Angiosperm Taxonomy. (3) S '98
Principles underlying angiosperm phylogeny. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BOT 370 or instructor approval.

BOT 480 Plants: Pleasures and Poisons. (3) N
Poisonous, medicinal, and other drug plants. Plant products and their effects on humans; historical and modern perspectives. Prerequisites: BIO 100, 182; BOT 108 or equivalent; CHM 231 or equivalent.

BOT 485 Plant Pathology. (3) F
Identification and control of biotic and abiotic factors that cause common disease problems to plants. Prerequisite: BOT 360. General Studies: L2.

BOT 488 Greenhouse/Nursery Management. (3) F '96
Greenhouse structures, environment, and nursery operation. Includes irrigation, nutrition, and other principles relative to container-grown species. Prerequisites: BOT 381; ERA 325.

BOT 490 Paleobotany. (4) S '97
A broad survey of plant life of the past, including the structure of plant fossils, their geologic ranges, geographic distribution, and paleoenvironment. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab or field trip. Prerequisite: BIO 182 or equivalent.

BOT 510 Experimental Design. (3) S '98
ANOVAS, 1-way classification of factorial and partially hierarchic designs; introductory multivariate statistics. 1 3-hour lecture at night. Prerequisite: BIO 415 or equivalent.

BOT 520 Plant Structural Adaptation. (2–3) F '96
Adaptive traits of leaf size/unique growth form on energy transfer efficiency; stomatal architecture and water-use efficiency; applications of stable isotopes. Prerequisite: BIO 320 or BOT 350 or 360 or equivalent.

BOT 525 Plant Photosynthetic Adaptation. (3) F '97
Evolution and ecology of C4 and CAM; adaptive traits improving competitive ability in natural environments; comparative physiology of desert plants. Prerequisite: BOT 360 or instructor approval.

BOT 560 Plant Molecular Biology. (2) S '98
Biochemistry and molecular biology of plant organelles, including protein targeting, plant viruses, and molecular designs for plant improvements. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BOT 562 Plant Genetic Engineering. (3) S '98
Plant transformation utilization of transgenetic plants, transient gene expression assays, and applications of plant genetic engineering. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BOT 563 Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory. (2) S '98
Plant transformation, utilization of transgenetic plants, transient gene expression assays, and applications of plant genetic engineering. 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BOT 564 Plant Metabolism. (3) N
General plant metabolism and typical plant products, emphasizing biosynthesis and functions of storage products, cell wall constituents, plant acids, pigments, hormones, and numerous secondary products. Prerequisite: BOT 360 or CHM 231 or instructor approval.

BOT 568 Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis. (3) S '98
Structure and function of photosynthetic complexes; mechanism of energy conversion in plants, bacteria and model systems. Cross-listed as CHM 568. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

BOT 570 Plant Secondary Chemistry. (3) N
Biosynthesis and distribution of plant natural products within various plant taxa. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 332 or equivalent.

BOT 581 Plant Tissue and Cell Culture. (3) N
Aseptic, clonal propagation of plants and in vitro culture of cells, tissues, and organs. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: BOT 360 or 381.

BOT 585 Diagnosis of Plant Problems. (4) N
Principles and techniques for diagnosis of biotic and abiotic agents that cause problems in economic plants. 2 hours lecture, 2 3-hour labs. Prerequisite: BOT 485.

BOT 591 Seminar. (1) F, S
Topics may be selected from the following participatory seminars:
(a) Algae/Fungi
(b) Biosystematics
(c) Ecology
(d) Horticulture
(e) Photosynthesis
(f) Plant Physiology

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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