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Matt Kay: Botany 100:  Spring 2018

CRNs 61493, 61494, 61764
Lecture:  Monday and Wednesday 11:10 - 12:30 in EBS 309
Labs: (EBS 201)   CRN 61493: Tues. 2:30 - 5:35 pm   CRN 61494: Wed. 7:50 - 10:55am, CRN 61764 Tues. 11:10 - 2:15


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Course Syllabus  


Week Lecture Notes Lecture Slides, Handouts, etc.
1 Jan 22: Course introduction, evolution, scientific method  
  Jan 24: Atoms and molecules; adaptation and scientific method  
2 Jan 29: Cells and life on Earth  
  Jan 31: Carbohydrates and proteins Quiz 1 (Jan 22 - 29) Study guide for Quiz 1
3 Feb 5:   Cellular Respiration, fermentation   Lipids - Lab Lecture Week 3
  Feb 7:   Photosynthesis I:  ATM [CO2/O2]  
4 Feb 12:  Photosynthesis II: "light" reactions Chemistry of Photosynthesis
  Feb 14: Photosynthesis III: C fixation/ light-independent reactions Carbon fixation Quiz II (Feb 5 - 12)
5 Feb 19:  No Class.  Holiday Study Guide for Midterm
  Feb 21: Midterm 1  (Jan 22 - Feb 14)  
6 Feb 26: Primary tissues:  Leaves Primary tissues I &  Leaves:  Lecture slides
  Feb 28:  Primary tissues:  Stems Study guide for Quiz II
7 Mar 5:  Primary tissues:  Roots  
  Mar 7:  Xylem and phloem function  Quiz III (Feb 26 - Mar 5) Xylem and Phloem lecture slides
8 Mar 12:  Secondary tissues: wood & bark  
  Mar 14:  Secondary metabolites   
9 Mar 19: Midterm II (Feb 26 - Mar 14) Study Guide for midterm II
  Mar 21 :  Algae, the plant-like protists  
10 Spring Break March 26 - 30  
  Spring Break March 26 - 30  
11 Apr 2:  Bryophytes and seedless vascular plants (ferns, etc)  
  Apr 4: Plant "communication" - is it real?  
12 Apr 9:  Gymnosperms   
  Apr 11:  Angiosperms I Quiz IV (Mar 21 - Apr 9) Study guide for Quiz IV
13 Apr 16:  Angiosperms II  
  Apr 18:  Seeds: Adaptations and ecology  
14 Apr 23: Midterm III (Mar 21 - Apr 18)  
  Apr 25: Selective Breeding, GMOs, The Botany of Desire  
15 Apr 30:  Kindgom Fungi  
  May 2:  Plant Communities I  
16 May 9:  Plant communities II  
  May 11:  Ecosystem services  Quzi V (Apr 25 - May 9)  
  Final Exam: Wednesday, May 16; 11 am - 1 pm, EBS 309 Study Guide for Final Exam

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