Welcome to the world of botany! This course will introduce you to the diversity of the various phyla within the plant kingdom. We will explore the similarities and differences in the survival strategies exhibited by different plant classifications which help to ensure their survival. By examining the various body structural patterns in one plant phyla and comparing this within another plant phyla, we can appreciate how natural selection works within the environment and exquisitly exposes the plasticity of structural adapation not seen in other kingdoms.
Plants range from the very simple organisms known as mosses (phyla Bryophyta), to the complex and the most prolific plant organisms known as flowering plants (phyla Anthophyta). Although quite different structurally, they all have similar characteristics for life that are unique to plants. All plants share the following: autotrophic, photosynthetic, have cellulose cell walls, have chlorophyll as their primary pigment, and are multi-cellular. They are found in all the various habitats on earth and are quite fascinating and should enrich your understanding and awareness of the world in which we work, play and study.
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|Complete Syllabi for Sections A & B||Power Point Lectures||Lab Manual|
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|Grades Sec. A Spring 17 Final||Grades Sec. B Spring 17 Final||Plant Videos|
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|Flower Drawings||Quiz Review Material||Samara Lab|
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