BIOL 451: Plant Evolution and Phylogeny
(Dual-listed with EEOB 551). (3-3) Cr. 4. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.
Prereq: BIOL 315 or equivalent.
Survey of land plant evolution; phylogenetic comparison of anatomical, reproductive, and life history specializations. Relationships among bryophytes, lycophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms emphasizing significant evolutionary changes documented by paleobotanical, morphological, and molecular studies.