Biology 116 - General Botany

Lecture and Laboratory Schedule

Day

Date

Lecture Topic

Laboratory Topic

Readings

1. Tuesday

Jan 28

Intro to Botany

Campus Field Trip

Handouts

2. Thursday

Jan 30

Evolution of Plants; Plants and People

Seeds of Tomorrow; Dichotomous Keys

Chap. 1; Chap. 31

3. Tuesday

Feb 4

Ecosystems; Major Biomes

Topic 1: Microscope; Topic 2: Into to the Vascular Plant Body

Chap. 29; Chap. 30

4. Thursday

Feb 6

The Plant Cell; Mineral Nutrition

Topic 3: Intro to the Eukaryotic Cell; Setup Mineral Nutrition Experiment

Chap. 2;

Chap. 27, pp 593-597

5. Tuesday

Feb 11

Molec. Composition of Cells; Mitosis

Quiz #1 Topic 5: Mitosis and Cytokinesis

Chap. 3 Chap. 2, pp 36-44

6. Thursday

Feb 13

Movement of substances into and out of cells

Topic 6: Osmosis (Ex. C) and Plasmolysis (Ex. D)

Chap. 4

7. Tuesday

Feb 18

Energy and the Living Cell; Photosynthesis

Topic 8: (Ex. A, B (part 3); C, D, E

Chap. 7

8. Thursday

Feb 20

Genetics of Eukary- otic Organisms

Quiz #2 Garden of Inheritance; Topic 9: Meiosis

Chap. 8

9. Tuesday

Feb 25

Midterm Exam #1

10. Thursday

Feb 27

Process of Evolution

Topic 11: Genetics (Ex. a, 1&2) FIELD TRIP to Fairfield Osborn Preserve

Chap. 9

11. Tuesday

Mar 4

Biological Diversity; Classification

Review Genetics exercises; Setup Hemp seed cultures & Tissue Culture tubes

Chap. 10

12. Thursday

Mar 6

Prokaryotic Organisms & Viruses

WWW Assignment: Bacteria & Viruses

Chap. 11

13. Tuesday

Mar 11

Cyanobacteria; Intro to Fungi

Quiz #3 Rotten World About Us; Begin Topic 13

Chap. 12 (Zygomycota)

14. Thursday

Mar 13

Fungi

Topic 13: Ascomycota and Lichens

Chap. 12

15. Tuesday

Mar 18

Fungi

Topic 13: Basidiomycota

Chap. 12

16. Thursday

Mar 20

Midterm Exam #2

Lab Practical #1

17. Tuesday

Mar 25

Unicellular Protista

Topic 14: Water Molds, Slime Molds

Chap. 13

18. Thursday

Mar 27

Multicellular Protista (Algae)

Quiz #4 Topic15: Chlorophyta Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta

Chap. 14

MARCH 31 - APRIL 4: SPRING RECESS - NO CLASSES

19. Tuesday

Apr 8

Intro to Land Plants; the Bryophytes

Topic 16: Bryophytes; Campus Walk; Start gemmae, moss & fern spore cultures

Chap. 15

20. Thursday

Apr 10

Seedless Vascular Plants

Quiz #5 Topic 17: Fern Allies Topic 18: True Ferns

Chap. 16

21. Tuesday

Apr 15

Seedless Vascular Plants vs Seed Plants

FIELD TRIP to Armstrong Woods

22. Thursday

Apr 17

Intro to Seed Plants; The Gymnosperms

Topic 19: Conifers & Other Gymnosperms

Chap. 17

23. Tuesday

Apr 22

Midterm Exam #3

Topic 20: Seed Plants: The Flower

Chap. 18

24. Thursday

Apr 24

Floral Morphology

Lab Practical #2

Chap. 18

SATURDAY APRIL 26- 10 am - 5 pm FIELD TRIP/ADVENTURE TO SONOMA COAST & OTHER SITES OF BOTANICAL INTEREST ALONG THE WAY (BE SURE TO WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND BRING LUNCH AND SNACKS! -- more information on this field trip later.) MANDATORY: Please make plans in advance to be free this day.

25. Tuesday

Apr 29

No class in lieu of Sat. Field Trip

No class in lieu of Sat. Field Trip

26. Thursday

May 1

Evolution of Flowering Plants

Topic 21: Fruits & Fruit development

Chap. 19

27. Tuesday

May 6

Early Development

Topic 22: Embryogeny

Chap. 20

28. Thursday

May 8

Cells & Tissues of the Plant Body

Quiz #6 Topic 23: Cells & Tissues

Chap. 21

29. Tuesday

May 13

Primary structure

Topic 24: The Root Topic 25: The Stem

Chap. 22; Chap. 23

30. Thursday

May 15

Final Lab Practical; Oral Reports

TUESDAY MAY 20 FINAL LECTURE EXAM 8 - 9:50 a.m.

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