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BIOL 335 - Flowering Plant Systematics (4)

Class and laboratory study of the diversity, evolution, natural history, and economic importance of flowering plants. Students will learn important features of angiosperm families and the phylogenetic relationships of these families with emphasis on floral             morphology, modes of sexual reproduction, and use of taxonomic keys for identification both in the field and laboratory. Additional topics include ecology,  pollination biology, biogeography, molecular evolution, and plant secondary chemistry. Outdoor laboratories in high quality natural areas provide a venue for learning the spring flora of the Southern Appalachians. Prerequisite: BIOL 211. Odd years Spring.