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Catalog Number: 7967
Brian D. Farrell, Andrew Richardson, Elena M. Kramer
Half course (fall term). M, W, F, 12-1:00, and two hours of laboratory/discussion section weekly, including field trips to marine and forest environments. EXAM GROUP: 5
An integrated approach to the diversity of life, emphasizing how chemical, physical, genetic, ecological and geologic processes contribute to the origin and maintenance of biological diversity. Topics to be covered include the evolution of metabolic pathways, multicellularity and structural complexity; causes and consequences of differences in diversity over space and time; the role of species interactions (including symbioses) as an evolutionary force; and the evolution of humans and their impact on the environment.
Note: Knowledge of introductory molecular, cellular biology, and genetics is recommended. This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of Living Systems or the Core requirement for Science B.
 
Catalog Number: 1343
Elena M. Kramer, N. Michele Holbrook and Pamela Diggle
Half course (spring term). Tu., Th., 10–11:30, one afternoon laboratory per week, plus occasional field trips. EXAM GROUP: 12, 13
Introduction to the structure, diversity, and physiology of plants with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and adaptations to life on land. Topics include growth, resource acquisition, interactions with other organisms (i.e., fungi, bacteria, insects), reproduction, and survival in extreme environments. Laboratory sessions provide an overview of plant and diversity and an introduction to basic physiological processes.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of Living Systems or the Core area requirement for Science B.
 
Catalog Number: 4559
Elena M. Kramer
Half course (fall term). Tu., Th., 1–2:30. EXAM GROUP: 15, 16
A comprehensive lecture course on the developmental biology of plants from fertilization through all phases of vegetative and reproductive growth. Material includes both morphological and genetic studies. Although the main focus of the course is angiosperms, examples are drawn from other lineages of land plants as well. Additional topics include control of cell division and elongation, signal transduction, and hormone response.
Prerequisite: OEB 52 (formerly OEB 124) and BS 50 or permission of the instructor.
 
Catalog Number: 5020
Elena M. Kramer
Half course (fall term). Hours to be arranged.
This lecture/seminar reviews the literature related to a particular topic plant developmental genetics. Additionally, participants are familiarized with the advantages and pitfalls of molecular techniques, and the process of project design.
Prerequisite: OEB 52, and either BS 50, BS 52, equivalents or by permission of instructor.
 
OEB 308 Evolution of Floral Developmental Mechanisms (Kramer graduate students)