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<b>Labs begin the first week of class.</b><br/>
 
<b>Labs begin the first week of class.</b><br/>
 
A lab syllabus will be distributed in the first lab session.<br/><br/>
 
A lab syllabus will be distributed in the first lab session.<br/><br/>
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/LabSyllabus_S12.pdf}} LabSyllabus_S12.pdf
 
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== Contact Information ==
 
== Contact Information ==
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office: Biology/Pharmacy Building 4th floor 405<br/>
 
office: Biology/Pharmacy Building 4th floor 405<br/>
 
voice: +1 860-486-4027<br/>
 
voice: +1 860-486-4027<br/>
email: [mailto:r.rockblake@uconn.edu r.rockblake@uconn.edu]<br/><br/>
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email: [mailto:rachel.rock-blake@uconn.edu rachel.rock-blake@uconn.edu]<br/><br/>
 
'''Office hours''': Wednesday 2-3, BIOPHARM 405 or feel free to email in advance
 
'''Office hours''': Wednesday 2-3, BIOPHARM 405 or feel free to email in advance
  
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Lab points: 100 points total
 
Lab points: 100 points total
  
Assignment 1 Bopp and Capesius critique: 10pts
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Assignment 1 Tree Thinking exercise: 10 pts
  
Assignment 2 Qs about green algae based on labs: 10pts
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Assignment 2 Qs about green algae based on labs 3,4: 10pts
  
 
Assignment 3 Lab 5 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
 
Assignment 3 Lab 5 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
  
Assignment 4 Qs about bryophytes based on lab: 10pts
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Assignment 4 Qs about bryophytes based on labs 6,7: 10pts
  
 
Assignment 5 Lab 8 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
 
Assignment 5 Lab 8 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
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Assignment 8 Write up of construction and analysis of character matrix: 30pts
 
Assignment 8 Write up of construction and analysis of character matrix: 30pts
 
  
 
==Attendance==
 
==Attendance==
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No Ringing or Vibrating or Texting Cellular Phones
 
No Ringing or Vibrating or Texting Cellular Phones
  
==Schedule, Spring 2010==
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==Schedule, Spring 2012==
 
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| 17 Jan || Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours  ||  
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| 17 Jan || Lab 1. Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours  ||  
 
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| 24 Jan || Tree thinking exercise. {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab1.treethinking.quizes.pdf}} Character sources. This exercise is to be done in class.        || <B>Assignment 1</B> (10 points): 1 page critique of Bopp and Capesius to be handed in next week:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/capesius.bopp.pdf}}
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| 24 Jan || Lab 2. Characters and trees       || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab2.S2012.pdf}} Lab2.S2012.pdf
Some guidelines for this assignment :{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/B%26CCritique.guidelines.2010.pdf}}
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| 31 Jan || Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing. Prasinophytes, Ulvophytes, Trebouxiophytes, Chlorophytes. {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/GreenAlgaeLab.2-3.2010.pdf}} || <B>Assignment 1</B> due today.
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| 31 Jan || Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing. {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/GreenAlgaeLab3.pdf}} GreenAlgaeLab3.pdf        || Tree thinking exercise DUE (10 pts)  Life cycles: review Ulva and Volvox specifically {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab%203.pdf}} Lab 3.pdf
 
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| 07 Feb || Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Land plant lineage ||  
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| 07 Feb || Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles, continued {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/GreenAlgaeLab4.pdf}} GreenAlgaeLab4.pdf  || Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of green algae DUE (10 pts) Papers to read for Algae discussion: Delwiche et al. 2002 [https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=Delwiche2002.pdf&p=Wm4Ifz0IajdeXFelL] Graham and Wilcox 2000 [https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=GrahamWilcox2000.pdf&p=WWZkxt1Zdg7wZtpA2]  McCourt et al. 2004 [https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=McCourtetal2004.pdf&p=W1OwBfeeHFbDQMsRn] and Timme et al. 2011 [https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=Timme.etal.2011.pdf&p=WPr9UTqt2RNyfChVi] 
 
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| 14 Feb || Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny  
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| 14 Feb || Lab 5. Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab5.GAphylogeny.pdf}} Lab5.GAphylogeny.pdf     || Assignment of discussion papers DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/LewisMcCourt2004.pdf}} LewisMcCourt2004.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Cook2004Cytokinesis.pdf}} Cook2004Cytokinesis.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Turmel.mesostigma.pdf}} Turmel.mesostigma.pdf
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Zuccarelloetal2009.pdf}} Zuccarelloetal2009.pdf
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http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122595577/suppinfo
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|| <B>Assignment</B> on discussion papers DUE (10pts) {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab5.guidelines.pdf}} Lab5.guidelines.pdf
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-Participation in discussion-
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'''Answers (10 points)''' to questions about the morphology and life cycles of green algae
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| 21 Feb || Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts): '''handout to be given in lab. '''                    ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Laboratory5.pdf}} Laboratory5.pdf
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| 21 Feb || Lab 6. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts) {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Laboratory6BryoPart1.pdf}}       ||  Please read the Bryophyte notes posted on the lecture website
 
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| 28 Feb || Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts) ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Laboratory6.pdf}} Laboratory6.pdf
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| 28 Feb || Lab 7. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts), continued  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/BryophyteLabPart2.pdf}} BryophyteLabPart2.pdf  || Papers to read of Bryophyte discussion {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Shawetal.pdf}} Shawetal.pdf, {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Nishiyamaetal2003.pdf}} Nishiyamaetal2003.pdf, {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Hutseme%CC%81kersetal.pdf}} Hutsemékersetal.pdf, {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/DuckettSphagnumSM.pdf}} DuckettSphagnumSM.pdf
 
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| 06 Mar || Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny .
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| 06 Mar || Lab 8. Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny     || Assignment on discussion papers DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
'''An overview book chapter provided in class should be read by all students.'''
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Kato%26Akiyama.pdf}} Kato&Akiyama.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Ligroneetal2008.pdf}} Ligroneetal2008.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/duckett.etal.2009.newphytologist2.pdf}} duckett.etal.2009.newphytologist2.pdf
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab%20%E2%80%93%20Evolution%20of%20bryophytes.pdf}} Discussion guidelines
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|| <B>Assignment</B> on discussion papers DUE (10pts) (Participation in discussion)
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A handout with guidelines  and grading schemes will be provided soon.
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'''Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of bryophytes DUE (10pts)'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/land%20plant%20sporophyte%20summary.pdf}} Kato.Akiyama.summary
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/031610%20sphagnum%20summary.pdf}} Duckett.etal.summary
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/ligninsummary.pdf}} Ligronet.etal.summary
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| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                                                       ||
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| 13 Mar || SPRING BREAK                   ||
 
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| 20 Mar || Seedless vascular plant morphology and life cycles|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedlesvascularplants.pdf}} Lab7.Seedlesvascularplants.pdf
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| 20 Mar || Lab 9. Seedless vascular plant morphology and life cycles {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lab9Ferns%281%29.doc}} Lab9Ferns(1).doc ||
 
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| 27 Mar || Vascular plant anatomy ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedplants_Anatomy.pdf}} LAB 11 Anatomy of seed plants.
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| 27 Mar || Lab 10. Vascular plants  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedplants_lab.pdf}} Seedplants_lab.pdf  ||  Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE next week(10 pts)
Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE (10pts)
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| 03 Apr || Vascular plant fossils || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Fossillab.LAB12.pdf}} Fossillab
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| 03 Apr || SCHEDULE CHANGE:  Lab 10. Vascular plant anatomy  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Seedplants_Anatomy.pdf}} Seedplants_Anatomy.pdf
 
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  || Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE(10 pts)
 
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| 10 Apr || Vascular plant fossils Part 2 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Fossillab.LAB12.pdf}} Fossillab
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| 10 Apr || Lab 11. Vascular plant fossils {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/FossilLabPart2New2012-1.pdf}} FossilLabPart2New2012-1.pdf    || Papers to read for vascular plant discussion {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Ruszalaetal2011StomatalControl.pdf}} Ruszalaetal2011StomatalControl.pdf  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/McAdamBrodribb.2012.pdf}} McAdamBrodribb.2012.pdf
 
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| 17 Apr || Discussion of Papers on vascular plant phylogeny and evolution  
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| 17 Apr || Lab 12. Discussion of Papers on vascular plant phylogeny and evolution     || Assignment on vascular plant discussion DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Wangetal.2010.newphytologist.pdf}} Wangetal.2010.newphytologist
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/CarmichaelFriedman1996.amjbotany.pdf}} CarmichaelFriedman1996.amjbotany
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:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Krings.etal.2009.reviewpalaepalino.pdf}} Krings.etal.2009.reviewpalaepalino
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'''Assignment''' on discussion papers DUE (10pts)
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/greenplants/restricted/Lastdiscussion.April20.pdf}} Guidelines for discussion
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| 24 Apr ||  8-10 taxa: construction and analysis of character matrix    || 5 pg write-up of construction and analysis of character matrix: DUE DATE TBA, probably during final exam week (30 pts)
  
  
  
 
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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.

Pdficon small.gif LabSyllabus_S12.pdf

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: rachel.rock-blake@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 Tree Thinking exercise: 10 pts

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 Pdficon small.gif Lab2.S2012.pdf
31 Jan Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing. Pdficon small.gif GreenAlgaeLab3.pdf Tree thinking exercise DUE (10 pts) Life cycles: review Ulva and Volvox specifically Pdficon small.gif Lab 3.pdf
07 Feb Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles, continued Pdficon small.gif GreenAlgaeLab4.pdf Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of green algae DUE (10 pts) Papers to read for Algae discussion: Delwiche et al. 2002 [1] Graham and Wilcox 2000 [2] McCourt et al. 2004 [3] and Timme et al. 2011 [4]
14 Feb Lab 5. Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny Pdficon small.gif Lab5.GAphylogeny.pdf Assignment of discussion papers DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
21 Feb Lab 6. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts) Pdficon small.gif Please read the Bryophyte notes posted on the lecture website
28 Feb Lab 7. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts), continued Pdficon small.gif BryophyteLabPart2.pdf Papers to read of Bryophyte discussion Pdficon small.gif Shawetal.pdf, Pdficon small.gif Nishiyamaetal2003.pdf, Pdficon small.gif Hutsemékersetal.pdf, Pdficon small.gif DuckettSphagnumSM.pdf
06 Mar Lab 8. Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny Assignment on discussion papers DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
13 Mar SPRING BREAK
20 Mar Lab 9. Seedless vascular plant morphology and life cycles Pdficon small.gif Lab9Ferns(1).doc
27 Mar Lab 10. Vascular plants Pdficon small.gif Seedplants_lab.pdf Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE next week(10 pts)
03 Apr SCHEDULE CHANGE: Lab 10. Vascular plant anatomy Pdficon small.gif Seedplants_Anatomy.pdf Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE(10 pts)
10 Apr Lab 11. Vascular plant fossils Pdficon small.gif FossilLabPart2New2012-1.pdf Papers to read for vascular plant discussion Pdficon small.gif Ruszalaetal2011StomatalControl.pdf Pdficon small.gif McAdamBrodribb.2012.pdf
17 Apr Lab 12. Discussion of Papers on vascular plant phylogeny and evolution Assignment on vascular plant discussion DUE (10 pts) (participation in discussion)
24 Apr 8-10 taxa: construction and analysis of character matrix 5 pg write-up of construction and analysis of character matrix: DUE DATE TBA, probably during final exam week (30 pts)
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