Plant Biology for Non-science Majors
BSCI124- Section 2001

Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland

Class Handouts:
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Unit I- The Mechanics of Life
Intro to Science   no handout
Plant Anatomy
The Cell and its components
Photosynthesis and Respiration
DNA, RNA, Proteins
Mitosis, Meiosis, Sexual Reproduction
Mendelian and non-Mendelian Genetics: Scrambling the information

               Glossary for Unit I
               sample exam #1

 Unit II - Survey of Plant Life
Lecture 7-Plant Systematics; Darwinian Evolution
Lecture 8- Adaptations
Lecture 9- Bacteria, Fungi
Lecture 10-Algae and Adaptations to Land
Lecture 11-Diversity in Plants and Lifecycles
Lecture 12-Pollination
Lecture 13-Seeds and Fruits
                                           sample exam #2

Unit III - Human Uses of Flowering Plants
Lecture 14-The Origin of Agriculture, Human Nutrition
Lecture 15-The Grasses, Legumes, Starchy Staples
Lecture 16-Plant Fibers: Cloth and Paper; Herbs & Spices
Lecture 17-Stimulating Beverages
Lecture 18-Medicinal Plants; Poisonous
Lecture 19-Psychoactive Plants
                                          sample exam #3

Unit IV - Ecology and Agriculture
Lecture 20-Ecology and Succession
Lecture 21-Terrestrial Biomes
Lecture 22-Aquatic Biomes
Lecture 23-Biodiversity and Species Extinction  
Lecture 24-Atmosphere and the Environment
Lecture 25-Agriculture and the Environment; World Food Problems
Lecture 26-Plant Biotechnology    
                                          sample exam #4