BOTANY Spring 2012


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Lecture and Lab schedule

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Eukaryote systamatics UCMP Berkeley


Point Lobos Field Trip



Lab Assignments Date
Introduction to the course No lab

Read Chapter 1

Evolution of Plants p. 1-6 and p. 9-12



Lecture 1- Chapter 12 Part 1 Intro to Botany

Part 2 Systematics

Safety and Emergency

Microscope and Bacteria

Topic 1 Microscope

Topic 4 Intro to cell

Topic 11 Ex. II Blue green Bacteria

Read Chapter 12

Major Groups of Organisms p.227- 228

Origin of the Eukaryotes p. 229- 231

The Eukaryotic Kingdoms p. 231-235


Lecture 2- Chapter 13

Prokaryotes and Viruses


Lecture 3- Chapter 14 Fungi


Intro to Zygomycota,



Basidiomycota and Lichens



Topic 12

Black mold



Supplemental notes for Exam #1

Algae Assignment


Algae bloom


Finish Fungi

Exam #1

Presidents Day

No Lab



Exam #1 Test Chapters 1, 12, 13 and 14


Chapter 15

Protista: algae and Heterotrophic Protists

Slime mold,





Lecture 5-chapter 15 and 16

Chapter 15 Algae and slime mold continu and Chapter 16 Bryophytes


Liverworts and Mosses

Supplemental Guide for Lab Exam 1
Ferns, Horsetails

Supplemental notes for Exam #2- updated

Exam #2 on 3/22 Point Lobos Field trip Exam #2 (ch. 16, 17 and 18)  
Lecture 7- Chapter 18 Gymnosperms

Vascular plants

Plant seed for lab






Naked seed-Gymnosperm- pines and cycads

Draft - Supplemental notes Short answer questions for

Exam #3


Lecture 9- Chapter 20 Evolution of Angiosperm


Angiosperm- Flowering plants Evolution of Flowers



Schedule your Prestentation!!!

Lecture 10-  Chapter 22 Early Development of the Plant Body

Field Trip




Lecture 11- Chapter 27 Regulating growth & Development

Fruits and Fruit Development

Exam #3

Lecture 12- Chapter 28 External factors and Growth

Roots, Stems and Leaves

Student Presentations

Lab practicum II supplemental outline  

Lecture 13- Chapter 29 Plan Nutrition


Lab practicum II

Lab project 27 and 29 Growth regulators, Inorganic Nutrients

Short Answer questions for the Final

questions from last exams that may be on the final

Know Lab topic #29 Inorganic nutrient requirement pg. 29-2 Key to plant-nutrient deficiency symptoms and Table 29-1

Exam #1

Does the similarity of a particular feature reflect inheritance from a common ancestor or does it reflect adaptation to similar environments?Explain using examples given during lecture.

Identify Phylums for polyporus, morels, toadstools, portobella, shelfungus, fairy rings, rhizopus(Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Zygomycota)

Exam #2

In what ways are dinoflagellates and euglenoids similar?Why is it difficulty to classify these organisms on the basis of the mechanisms by which they obtain food?

Identify organisms in this phylum list- Phylum Dinoflagellates, Euglenoids, Oomycota, Phaeophyta, Chlorophyta, Myxomycota, Hepatophyta, Bryophyta, Lycopodiophyta, and Pteridophyta

Exam #3

Describe the evolutionary trends among flowers and how animals serve as the primary agents of floral evolution.

Know the families for the following types of plants:

Pea, Poppy, Buttercup, Parsely, Mustard, Capsule, Achene, Cypsela, Legume (Brassicaceae, Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Papaveraceae and Ranunculaceae)


  No lab

Final Exam