Jun 21, 2021
PBIO 1140 - Foundations of Plant Biology
Introduces the concepts of plant physiology and cellular and molecular biology that are the foundation of all biological processes. Topics include DNA structure and function leading to genetics and evolution, theories of the origins of life leading to cell structure and function, and bioenergetics. The lab provides supplemental information and hands on activities to reinforce the lecture topics.
Requisites: WARNING: not BIOS 1700
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Be able to utilize knowledge of DNA to understand the basic principles of biotechnology.
- Be able to write a scientific laboratory report.
- Understand how photosynthesis and respiration interact to provide the energy of life.
- Understand the basic concepts of plant cell structure and function.
- Understand the basics of genetics to be able to work fundamental genetics problems.
- Understand the science behind the plant products we use.
- Understand the scientific method, experimental design, and how science is done.
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