Biology of the Algae

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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 3250 </span> (undergraduate) AND
 
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 3250 </span> (undergraduate) AND
 
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 5250 </span> (graduate)<br/>
 
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 5250 </span> (graduate)<br/>
  
<span style="font-size: large">Fall 2008</span>
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<span style="font-size: large">Fall 2012</span>
''Lectures:'' MWF 10-10:50 AM, and ''Labs:'' M 2-4:50 PM in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrey_Life_Science TLS] 115<br/>
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''Lectures:'' TuTh 9:30-10:45 AM, and ''Labs:'' Th 2-4:50 PM in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrey_Life_Science TLS] 181<br/>
 
<span style="font-size: large">4 credits</span> Satisfies the laboratory and plant diversity requirements for the EEB major<br/>
 
<span style="font-size: large">4 credits</span> Satisfies the laboratory and plant diversity requirements for the EEB major<br/>
  
Go to the [[Biology of the Algae Lab]] <br/>
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***Go to the Biology of Algae class web page on [https://learn.uconn.edu/ HuskyCT]. <br/>
  
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/FT2show.pdf}} Download slides of the 2nd field trip.
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***Go to the [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Algae_Lab Biology of Algae LAB] web page. <br/>
  
[[Image:IMG_3574.sm.jpg|thumb|left| ''Field Trip 9/28/08 to Watch Hill Point'']]
 
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== Instructors ==
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== Instructor ==
 
<span style="font-size: large">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Louise_A._Lewis Louise A. Lewis] Associate Professor<br/></span>
 
<span style="font-size: large">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Louise_A._Lewis Louise A. Lewis] Associate Professor<br/></span>
 
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/ Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology]<br/>
 
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/ Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology]<br/>
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voice: +1 860-486-6723<br/>
 
voice: +1 860-486-6723<br/>
 
email: [mailto:louise.lewis@uconn.edu louise.lewis@uconn.edu]<br/>
 
email: [mailto:louise.lewis@uconn.edu louise.lewis@uconn.edu]<br/>
office hours: MWF 9:30-10 in TLS 115, and by appointment.<br/><br/>
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office hours: M by appointment.<br/><br/>
  
<span style="font-size: large">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Karolina_Fucikova Karolina Fučiková] Graduate Teaching Assistant <br/></span>
 
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/ Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology]<br/>
 
office: 311a Pharmacy/Biology Building<br/>
 
voice: +1 860-486-2289<br/>
 
email: [mailto:karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu]<br/>
 
office hours: Monday 1-2 in TLS 115 and by appointment.<br/>
 
 
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==Textbook and readings==
 
Required reading will be listed or linked in the schedule below. These will be chapters of the Graham and Wilcox book or from primary literature. There will be 6 student-lead class discussions through the semester that will focus on the primary literature.  <br/>
 
 
* Graham, L.E. and L.W. Wilcox. 2000. Algae, 1st ed. Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-660333-5 [NOTE: 1st edition is currently being printed on demand by the new publisher, Pearson. This printing has resulted in some spotty quality. I have asked the UConn bookstore to get copies but you might be able to get better quality copies via Amazon.com -- I saw several used copies for sale.  The original version is 1.5" thick, whereas the re-printed copies are thicker.]
 
 
* Sears, J. R.[Ed.] 2002. NEAS Keys to Benthic Marine Algae of the Northeastern Coast of North America from Long Island Sound to the Strait of Belle Isle. Second Edition. Northeast Algal Society, Dartmouth, MA, USA. 161 pp. ISBN 1-878-301-07-1 [NOTE: 2nd edition is highly preferred because of its numerous taxonomic updates.  This version may be sold out. If we can't find copies by the end of August, we will make copies available to you.] <br/>
 
 
==Schedule==
 
 
NOTES: 1. all but the basic file downloads require a password;  2. best viewed in Adobe Reader (some problems with the MAC "Preview" program).
 
 
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!style="background:#00CC66;" width="68" align="center"|Date
 
!style="background:#00CC99;" width="300"|Topic
 
!style="background:#00CCCC;" width="300"|Reading/Assignment
 
!style="background:#00CCFF;" width="300"|[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Algae_Lab Lab (see lab page for details)]
 
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| M 25 Aug ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture01.F2008.sm.pdf}} Introduction to course || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/algae/3250syllabusF2008.pdf}} Syllabus (open access), Ch. 1 G&W || Lab 1: Microscopes, collection, pressing algae
 
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| W 27 Aug || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture02.F2008.pdf}} Introduction to algal biology (photosynthesis, pigments) || Ch. 2, 3 G&W
 
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| F 29 Aug || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture03.F2008.pdf}} Ecological importance of algae  || Ch. 2, 3 G&W
 
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| M 01 Sept || LABOR DAY HOLIDAY ||  || no lab
 
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| W 03 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture04F08.pdf}} Red algae 1  ||  Ch. 16 G&W,  [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/91/10/1494 Optional supplemental info can be found in special review article on red algae]
 
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| F 05 Sept || Paper Discussion #1 <br/> Leaders: Farah Ahmed, Chien Lo || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Chisti2007andreplies.sm.pdf}} Chisti 2007, and rebuttals 
 
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| S 06 Sept || FIELD TRIP (Optional, due to weather) || depart 7 AM, return before 3 PM || meet out in front of TLS by 6:45 to help load vehicles
 
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| M 08 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture05F08.pdf}} Red algae 2  || Ch. 16 G&W || Lab 2: Red algae
 
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| W 10 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture06F08.pdf}} Red algae 3  ||  Ch. 16 G&W
 
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| F 12 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture07F08.pdf}} Red algae 4, {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture07.addons.pdf}} added slides ||  Ch. 16 G&W
 
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| M 15 Sept || '''Exam 1''' (covers material through 10 Sept.) ||  || Lab 3: Red algae
 
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| W 17 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture08F08.pdf}} Intro to Ochrophytes and Brown algae 1 ||  Ch. 12 G&W (Intro. to Ochrophytes)
 
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| F 19 Sept || Paper Discussion #2 Leaders: Samantha Carey, Lisa Harris <br/>  ||  [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118502520/abstract Martone 2007]
 
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| M 22 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture09F08.pdf}} Brown algae 2  || Ch. 15 G&W (Phaeophyceans)  || Lab quiz #1 (covers Labs 1-3), Lab 4: Brown algae
 
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| W 24 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture10F08.pdf}} Brown algae 3  || Ch. 15 G&W (Phaeophyceans), [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/91/10/1508 Optional supplemental information in special review article]
 
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| F 26 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture11F08.pdf}} Brown algae 4  || Ch. 15 G&W (Phaeophyceans)
 
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| S 27 Sept || Optional field trip || depart 11 AM, return by 7 PM || meet in lab by 10:45 AM to help load vehicles
 
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| M 29 Sept || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture12.green1.F2008.small.pdf}} Green algae 1  || Ch. 17 G&W || Lab 5: Brown algae
 
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| W 01 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture13a.sm.pdf}} Green algae 2 (part a) and {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture13b.sm.pdf}} (part b)  ||  Ch. 18 G&W, [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/91/10/1535 Optional supplemental info in special review article]
 
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| F 03 Oct || Paper Discussion #3  <br/> Leaders: Emilie Frank, Rachael Grenon || [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118543996/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 Coyer et al. 2007.] J. Evol. Biol. 20: 2322-2333.
 
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| M 06 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture14.pdf}} Green algae 3  || Ch. 19, 20  G&W || Lab 6: Green algae
 
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| W 08 Oct || [http://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=Lecture15.pdf&p=WXRZdbLLGv95M1Q0q Dropbox to Green algae 4]  || Ch. 21 G&W and optional reading
 
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Grahametal.2000.pdf}} Graham et al. (2000)
 
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| F 10 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture16.pdf}} Diatoms 1  ||  Ch. 12 G&W (Diatoms)
 
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| M 13 Oct || '''Exam 2''' (covers material from 12 Sept. - 08 Oct.) ||  || Lab 7: Green algae
 
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| W 15 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture17.F2006_opt.pdf}} Diatoms 2  ||  Ch. 12 G&W (Diatoms)
 
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| F 17 Oct || Paper Discussion #4 <br/> Leaders: Kristina Catanese, Leslie Marker || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Leflaiveetal2008.pdf}} Leflaive et al. 2008
 
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| M 20 Oct || none (LL not well)  || Ch. 12 G&W (Diatoms)  || Lab quiz #2 (covers Labs 4-7), Lab 8: Diatoms
 
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| W 22 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture18.F08.pdf}} Diatoms 3  || Ch. 12 G&W (Diatoms) 
 
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| F 24 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture19.F08.pdf}} Chrysophyceae/Synurophyceae 1  || Ch. 13 G&W (parts 2 and 3)
 
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| M 27 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture20.F2008.pdf}}  Chrysophyceae/Synurophyceae 2  || Ch. 13 G&W (parts 2 and 3)  || Lab 9: Diatoms
 
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| W 29 Oct || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture21.F08.pdf}} Dinoflagellates 1  ||  Ch. 11 G&W, [http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/full/91/10/1523 Special review article, if you are interested]
 
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| F 31 Oct || Paper Discussion #5 <br/> Leaders: Diba Khan-Bureau and Gordon Ober || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/CarrickLowe2007.pdf}} Carrick & Lowe (2007) J. Phycology 43: 228-234. 
 
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| M 03 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture22.F2008.pdf}} Dinoflagellates 2  || Ch. 11 G&W || Lab 10: Chryosphytes, Synurophytes, Dinoflagellates
 
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| W 05 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture23.F08.pdf}} Dinoflagellates 3 (full)  ||  Ch. 11 G&W 
 
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| F 07 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture24.F08.pdf}} Cyanobacteria 1  <br/> <span style="color:#FFFFFF;background:#800080"> NOTE NEW SCHEDULE STARTING TODAY </span> ||  Ch. 6 G&W 
 
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| M 10 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture25.F08.pdf}} Cyanobacteria 2  ||  Ch. 6 G&W  || Lab 11: Cyanobacteria
 
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| W 12 Nov || '''Exam 3''' (covers material 10 Oct. through 05 Nov.)  ||   
 
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| F 14 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture26.F08.pdf}} Cyanobacteria 3 (new) ||  Ch. 6 G&W 
 
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| M 17 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture27.F08.pdf}} Evolution 1  ||    || Lab quiz #3 (covers Labs 8-11), OPEN LAB
 
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| W 19 Nov || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lecture28.F2008.sm.pdf}} Evolution 2  ||   
 
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| F 21 Nov || Paper Discussion #6  <br/> Leaders: Zbigniew Grabowski, Aaron Grade || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Doolittle1998.pdf}} Doolittle (1998) Trends in Genetics 14:  307-311.
 
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| 24-28 Nov || Thanksgiving Recess   
 
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| M 01 Dec || Harmful algae; we will be viewing the documentary "The Pfiesteria Files"  ||  || OPEN LAB, course evaluations
 
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| W 03 Dec || Graduate Student Presentations by Diba {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Didymo.small.pdf}} Didymo.pdf <br/> and Polak ||   
 
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| F 05 Dec || More on harmful algae  ||  || collection due 
 
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| T 09 Dec || '''FINAL EXAM''' 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Tentative)     
 
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==Final Exam Policy==
 
 
Information from the Dean of Students: <br/>
 
“Final exam week for Fall 2008 takes place from Monday, December 8, through Saturday, December 13. Students are required to be available for their exam during that time. Students must visit the Dean of Students Office if they cannot make their exam. The DOS will give the student his or her instructions thereafter. Please note: vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, weddings (unless part of the wedding party), and other large or small scale social events, are not viable excuses for missing a final exam. Please contact the Dean of Students office with any questions. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.”
 
  
If you have bunched finals or other conflicts, please contact the Dean of Students.
 
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
  

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Ceramium from Avery Point, CT

EEB 3250 (undergraduate) AND EEB 5250 (graduate)

Fall 2012 Lectures: TuTh 9:30-10:45 AM, and Labs: Th 2-4:50 PM in TLS 181
4 credits Satisfies the laboratory and plant diversity requirements for the EEB major

      • Go to the Biology of Algae class web page on HuskyCT.


Instructor

Louise A. Lewis Associate Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
office: 200 Pharmacy/Biology Building
voice: +1 860-486-6723
email: louise.lewis@uconn.edu
office hours: M by appointment.

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Links

Algae in the News

  • Informative links re: algae aquaculture and algae as biofuels:

Aquaculture, Algae as a Sustainable Biofuels Feedstock.

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