15:262 Plant Biology [Whitcher]

Prerequisites: 14/94:162 and 14/94:163 or permission of Instructor.

This course surveys the morphology, life cycle, characteristics for classification, ecological significance, and evolutionary trends in the various Divisions of nonvascular (liverworts, hornworts, and mosses) and vascular plants (whisk ferns, club mosses, horsetails, ferns, gymnosperms and flowering plants). Laboratories will involve both macroscopic and microscopic examination of the morphology, structure, and function of organs of live (and preserved where necessary) specimens representative of the different plant groups considered in the lectures. It is complementary to, rather than a continuation of Botany I.

3 lecture hours per term, 3 laboratory hours per term , one term

Successors: 14:368, 14:370, 14:371, 42:368.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 14:262 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Karine Whitcher