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Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
BOT-Botany

BOT 1801 Introduction to Plant Science . . . . . 3(F,S)
Survey of economically important plants, especially those used for food, lumber, medicines, fibers, dyes, or certain extracts. Special topics discussed include plant propagation, origins of agriculture, genetic engineering, plant management and conservation, folk medicine, tissue culture, and ornamental plants. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BOT 2010 General Botany . . . . . 4(F,S)
Corequisite: BOT 2010L.
Introduction to the basic concepts which apply to all plants including cell theory, biosynthetic processes, physiological response, development and reproduction, as well as consideration of plant morphology, systematics and evolution. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. (General Studies Course: NS/LEC)

BOT 3601 Plant Ecology . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: PCB 4043.
Corequisite: BOT 3601L.
Terrestrial vegetation will be investigated from three perspectives: geographic distribution, plant communities and individual species ecology. Plant communities of the Southeastern U.S. will receive special emphasis through lectures, an intensive field study, local field work and an optional extended field trip. Several contrasting theories of the plant community will be explored and tested. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

BOT 4374 Plant Developmental Biology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 4374L.
Examines the succession of changes that occurs in plants as they progress from a simple embryo to a complex mature plant and through senescence. Plant growth, differentiation, organogenesis, morphogenesis, and environmental influences such as light, temperature, and gravity will be explored emphasizing the cellular and molecular events that control developmental processes. The accompanying laboratory features experiments selected to demonstrate and reinforce important principles discussed in lecture. Offered concurrently with BOT 5XX1; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 4374L Plant Developmental Biology Laboratory . . . . . 1(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 4374.
Is designed to accompany BOT 4XX1. Features experiments that demonstrate and reinforce developmental processes presented in the lecture. Topics include cell division and elongation, phototropism, gravitropism, photoperiodism, seed germination, senesence, and plant tissue culture. Offered concurrently with BOT 5XX1L; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

BOT 4404 Aquatic Botany . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: BOT 4404L.
Morphology, taxonomy, physiology and ecology of aquatic plants, especially freshwater and marine algae. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

BOT 4406 Marine Algae . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010; BOT 4503 recommended.
Corequisite: BOT 4406L.
Physiology, ecology, reproduction, and taxonomy of marine algae categorized as phytoplankton, periphyton, and seaweeds. Experimental evidence for effects of sea environment on algal abundance, diversity, distribution, and competition and direct experience with field and lab techniques, data analysis and manuscript writing. Electronic enhancement used. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with BOT 5407; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 4503 Plant Physiology . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010 or ZOO 1010.
Corequisite: BOT 4503L.
Examines the basic physiological and biochemical processes that determine and govern plant function. Topics include photosynthesis, mitochondrial metabolism, energetics, transport systems, water relations, cell walls, phytohormones, gene expression, and selected aspects of secondary plant metabolism. The accompanying laboratory features experiments selected to demonstrate and reinforce important principles discussed in lecture. Offered concurrently with BOT 5XXX; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

BOT 4503L Plant Physiology Laboratory . . . . . 1(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010 or ZOO 1010.
Corequisite: BOT 4503.
Designed to accompany BOT 4503 and features experiments that demonstrate and reinforce physiological and biochemical principles presented in the lecture. Topics include plant nutrition, enzymology, photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, plant hormones, and seed germination. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Offered concurrently with BOT 5XXXL; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 4712 Plant Taxonomy and Evolution . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: BOT 4712L.
An in-depth analysis of the evolutionary origins and taxonomic radiation of land plants will be undertaken from both diagnostic and theoretical perspectives. Local field trips will be required for field collections. Each student will be expected to submit a collection detailing the taxonomic categories and outlining the techniques and tools mastered in the process. A three-day field trip may be offered. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with BOT 5715; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 4734 Plant Biotechnology . . . . . 4(F)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 4734L.
Provides students with a foundation in the molecular biology and genetic manipulation of plants. Model plant systems are used to illustrate current concepts and methodologies used in a modern plant biotechnology laboratory. Case studies illustrate commercial applications of products derived from plant biotechnology and introduce students to ethical issues arising from the use of plant biotechnology. The accompanying laboratory provides students with the opportunity to perform basic manipulations required in a plant biotechnology laboratory and reinforces the principles presented in lecture. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with BOT 5735; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 5XXX Plant Physiology . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010 or ZOO 1010.
Corequisite: BOT 5xxxL.
Examines the basic physiological and biochemical processes that determine and govern plant function. Topics include photosynthesis, mitochondrial metabolism, energetics, transport systems, water relations, cell walls, phytohormones, gene expression, and selected aspects of secondary plant metabolism. The accompanying laboratory features experiments selected to demonstrate and reinforce important principles discussed in lecture. Offered concurrently with BOT 4503; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab.

BOT 5XX1 Plant Developmental Biology . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 5XX1L.
Examines the succession of changes that occurs in plants as they progress from a simple embryo to a complex mature plant and through senescence. Plant growth, differentiation, organogenesis, morphogenesis, and environmental influences such as light, temperature, and gravity will be explored emphasizing the cellular and molecular events that control developmental processes. The accompanying laboratory features experiments selected to demonstrate and reinforce important principles discussed in lecture. Offered concurrently with BOT 4XX1; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 5XX1L Plant Developmental Biology Laboratory . . . . . 1(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 5XX1.
Is designed to accompany BOT 5XX1. Features experiments that demonstrate and reinforce developmental processes presented in the lecture. Topics include cell division and elongation, phototropism, gravitropism, photoperiodism, seed germination, senesence, and plant tissue culture. Offered concurrently with BOT 4XX1L; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

BOT 5407 Marine Algae . . . . . 4(S)
Corequisite: BOT 5407L.
Physiology, ecology, reproduction, and taxonomy of marine algae categorized as phytoplankton, periphyton, and seaweeds. Experimental evidence for effects of sea environment on algal abundance, diversity, distribution, and competition and direct experience with field and lab techniques, data analysis and manuscript writing. Portion electronically enhancement used. Evaluation of scientific literature expected. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with BOT 4406; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 5715 Plant Taxonomy and Evolution . . . . . 4(CALL DEPT)
Corequisite: BOT 5715L.
An in-depth analysis of the evolutionary origins and taxonomic radiation of land plants will be undertaken from both diagnostic and theoretical perspectives. Local field trips will be required for field collections. Each student will be expected to submit a collection detailing the taxonomic categories and outlining the techniques and tools mastered in the process. A three-day field trip may be offered. Offered concurrently with BOT 4712; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

BOT 5735 Plant Biotechnology . . . . . 4(F)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010.
Corequisite: BOT 5735L
Provides students with a foundation in the molecular biology and genetic manipulation of plants. Model plant systems are used to illustrate current concepts and methodologies used in a modern plant biotechnology laboratory. Case studies illustrate commercial applications of products derived from plant biotechnology and introduce students to ethical issues arising from the use of plant biotechnology. The accompanying laboratory provides students with the opportunity to perform basic manipulations required in a plant biotechnology laboratory and re-enforces the principles presented in lecture. A material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. Offered concurrently with BOT 4734; graduate students will be assigned additional work.