PLBIO 4480

PLBIO 4480

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Introduction to evolution, surveying major changes in plants from the origin of life to the present. Emphasizes plant form and function, adaptations to particular ecologic settings, and evolutionary theory as it relates to plants.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 2410 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

Outcomes
  • Distinguish among the three major early Paleozoic vascular plant lineages.
  • Distinguish among the major fossil and extant pteridophyte lineages.
  • Distinguish among the major fossil and extant seed plant lineages.
  • Explain the pattern of evolution of plants in time.
  • Communicate the basic principles of modern (cladistic) phylogenetic analysis including the concept of homology and of evolutionary biology including: Darwinian evolution by means of natural selection; speciation; adaptive radiation and the environment; the role of the fossil record in understanding evolution.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18068PLBIO 4480  LEC 001

  • 18069PLBIO 4480  LAB 401