2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

BIOL 252 - Biodiversity of Flowering Plants


(1.25 units)

Diversity and evolution of the flowering plants, emphasizing woody plant diversity of eastern North America. Breeding systems, hybridization, and speciation processes are examined through reading of primary literature; weekly field trips build plant identification skills. Macroevolutionary trends in morphology, biochemistry, and molecular evolution of flowering plants are outlined, and students are introduced to current techniques of phylogenetic reconstruction. Prerequisite: One BIOL, BOMI, or ZOOL course, or permission of instructor. Fall (Group II) (R Course)