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2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 184IN - Plant Biology

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Study of principles and processes in plant biology with emphasis on vascular plants. Includes plant structure, plant physiology and development, genetics, and evolution, and ecology.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SCI; Meets CTE - M&S.




Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the structure of plants and explain the roles of internal and external factors in the functioning of plants.
  2. Discuss the ecology of plants including population and ecosystem structure.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Describe diversity of plant systems.
  2. Describe the structure of plants and explain the roles of internal and external factors in the functioning of plants.
  3. Differentiate between higher and lower plants.
  4. Identify the requirements for plant growth and development.
  5. Explain the principles of plant metabolism.
  6. Define the basic principles of Mendelian and Non-Mendelian genetics including plant sexual reproduction processes.
  7. Integrate and discuss processes involved in the evolution of organisms.
  8. Discuss the ecology of plants including population and ecosystem structure.
  9. Describe how people from various regions of the world have utilized indigenous plants.

Outline:
  1. Introduction
  2. Plant Structure
    1. Cell structure
    2. Growth and cell division
    3. Tissues and primary growth
    4. Stems
    5. Leaves
    6. Roots
    7. Woody plants
    8. Flowers and reproduction
  3. Plant Physiology and Development
    1. Photosynthesis
    2. Respiration
    3. Plant transport
    4. Soils
    5. Development and morphogenesis
  4. Genetics and Evolution
    1. Genetics
    2. Population genetics and evolution
    3. Classification and systematics
    4. Prokaryotes, fungi, algae
    5. Nonvascular plants
    6. Vascular plants without seeds
    7. Seed plants: gymnosperms
    8. Seed plants: angiosperms
  5. Ecology
    1. Populations and ecosystems
    2. Biomes
    3. Ethnobotany