Evolution of Green Plants Lab

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| 17 Jan || Lab 1. Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours  ||  
 
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| 24 Jan || Lab 2. Characters and trees        ||  
 
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| 31 Jan || Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing.        ||  
 
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| 07 Feb ||         ||  
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| 07 Feb || Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles, continued    ||  
 
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| 14 Feb || Lab 5. Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny        ||  
 
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| 21 Feb || Lab 6. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts)      ||   
 
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| 28 Feb || Lab 7. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts), continued      ||
 
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| 06 Mar || Lab 8. Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny      ||  
 
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| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                    ||
 
| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                    ||

Revision as of 13:03, 17 January 2012

Scanning electron micrograph of Equisetum sperm cells. Image by K. S. Renzaglia (http://www.science.siu.edu/landplants/Sphenophyta/sphenophyta.html).


EEB 3221 (1 cr)

EEB 5221 (1 cr)

Spring 2012

Lab meetings: T 2-5 PM in TLS 181
Labs begin the first week of class.
A lab syllabus will be distributed in the first lab session.

Contents

Contact Information

Rachel Rock-Blake, Lab Instructor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
office: Biology/Pharmacy Building 4th floor 405
voice: +1 860-486-4027
email: r.rockblake@uconn.edu

Office hours: Wednesday 2-3, BIOPHARM 405 or feel free to email in advance


Assignments

All assignments should be turned in during lab on the date due. Unless there is prior arrangement, assignments turned in late will lose 10% of their point value for each day late, to a maximum of 50%. Keep all of your returned assignments, and copies/computer files. If there are questions about your grade you will need these documents. No Reports or Assignments will be accepted via Email. Only paper copies will be accepted.

Points

Lab points: 100 points total

Assignment 1

Assignment 2 Qs about green algae based on labs 3,4: 10pts

Assignment 3 Lab 5 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts

Assignment 4 Qs about bryophytes based on labs 6,7: 10pts

Assignment 5 Lab 8 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts

Assignment 6 Qs about vascular plants/fossils based on lab: 10pts

Assignment 7 Lab 13 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts

Assignment 8 Write up of construction and analysis of character matrix: 30pts

Attendance

You are required to attend all labs. If you will be missing a lab for any reason contact me as soon as possible. Note: missing more than 3 labs will result in a failure for the course.

General Rules for Laboratory

No food or drink in the laboratory No open-toed shoes (Sandals and Flip-flops are not appropriate to wear to lab) No Ringing or Vibrating or Texting Cellular Phones

Schedule, Spring 2012

Date Topic Assignments
17 Jan Lab 1. Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours
24 Jan Lab 2. Characters and trees
31 Jan Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing.
07 Feb Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles, continued
14 Feb Lab 5. Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny
21 Feb Lab 6. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts)
28 Feb Lab 7. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts), continued
06 Mar Lab 8. Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny
13 Mar SPRING BREAK
20 Mar
27 Mar
03 Apr
10 Apr
17 Apr
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