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    May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

BIOL 3500 - Plant Adaptation and Diversity (with Lab)

Goals: To learn the concepts of classification; to learn representative species of the seed plants, with emphasis on those found in this area; to examine examples of ways in which plants show responses to selection that are integrated across molecular, physiological, morphological, and ecological levels.

Content: Fundamentals of systematics and classification; characteristics and human uses of representative plant families; case studies of plant adaptations to different environments (such as bogs and deserts); field identification of woody and herbaceous plants common in Minnesota.

Taught: Alternate years, spring term

Prerequisites: BIOL 1510 and 1520 (grades of C- or better)

Note: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4