BIOL 025. Plant Biology


This course is an exploration of the diverse field of plant biology.

Fall 2020: Topics will include growth and development, reproduction, genetics and genome biology, evolution and diversity, physiology, responses to pathogens and environmental stimuli, domestication, agriculture, and applications of plant genetic modification. Laboratories will introduce organismal, cellular, molecular, and genetic approaches to understanding plant biology.

Fall 2021:  Topics will include growth and development, water relations, cold hardiness, reproduction, genetics, evolution, diversity, interactions with symbionts, and role in climate change adaptation and mitigation.  Laboratories will introduce morphological, physiological, and ecological approaches to understanding plant biology, including field-based identification and experiments involving plants of the Scott Arboretum's living collections and the Crum Woods.  
Prerequisite: BIOL 001  and BIOL 002 .
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
One laboratory period per week.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS
Fall 2020. Kaplinsky.
Fall 2021. Grossman.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


Check the Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses

Check the Spring 2021 Schedule of Courses




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