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Topics include plant systematics at morphological and genetic levels, plant development and life cycles, and nutrient requirements for growth. Photosynthesis and primary metabolism of C3, C4 and organic acid plants will be compared. Basic physiology including hormonal regulation, ion transport, and water relations will be presented. Secondary metabolites including phytochemicals, drugs, toxins and pigments will be introduced. Laboratory exercises include germination, growth requirements, flower dissections, measurements of tissue nutrients, creation of cuttings and controlled crosses.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1.5 hrs. Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
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