Lecture Syllabus & Class Notes
Integrative Biology 335 (Spring 2013)

IN 2014, THIS WEB-BASED SYSTEM WILL NOT BE USED TO DELIVER IB335. THEREFORE, THESE NOTES WILL NOT BE UPDATED AND, EVENTUALLY, THIS SYLLABUS WILL DISAPPEAR.

Lecturer Lecture
Number
Date Lecture Topic and Class Notes
Downie 1 Mon, Jan 14 Course Information and
What is Systematics?
Downie 2 Wed, Jan 16 Vegetative Morphology
Downie 3 Fri, Jan 18 Vegetative Morphology (continued)
Mon, Jan 21 No Class. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Downie 4 Wed, Jan 23 The Taxonomic Hierarchy and Classification
Downie 5 Fri, Jan 25 Floral Terminology
Downie 6 Mon, Jan 28 Floral Terminology (continued) and
Floral Formulas
Downie 7 Wed, Jan 30
Lecture Assignment 1 Assigned
Botanical Nomenclature
Robertson 8 Fri, Feb 1 The Tallgrass Prairie
Downie 9 Mon, Feb 4 Fruits and Inflorescences
Downie 10 Wed, Feb 6
Lecture Assignment 1 Due
Methods and Principles of Systematics
Downie 11 Fri, Feb 8
Lecture Assignment 2 Assigned
Methods and Principles of Systematics (continued)
Downie 12 Mon, Feb 11 Magnoliaceae, Ranunculaceae & Papaveraceae
Downie 13 Wed, Feb 13 Molecular Systematics
Downie 14 Fri, Feb 15 Hamamelidaceae & Moraceae
Robertson 15 Mon, Feb 18
Lecture Assignment 2 Due
Fagaceae & Betulaceae
Downie 16 Web, Feb 20 First Lecture Exam
Coverage: Lectures 1 – 15
Downie 17 Fri, Feb 22
Lecture Assignment 3 Assigned
Caryophyllid Clade
Cactaceae
Downie 18 Mon, Feb 25 Caryophyllid Clade (continued)
Caryophyllaceae
Portulacaceae
Polygonaceae
Downie 19 Wed, Feb 27 Breeding Systems
Downie 20 Fri, Mar 1 Preserving and Collecting Plants
Downie 21 Mon, Mar 4
Lecture Assignment 3 Due
Slide Review
Cactus and Corn Salsa Recipe
Downie 22 Wed, Mar 6 Laboratory Slide Exam
Coverage: Labs 1 – 7
Downie 23 Fri, Mar 8 Malvaceae, Cucurbitaceae & Brassicaceae
Downie 24 Mon, Mar 11 Ericaceae, Salicaceae & Violaceae
Robertson 25 Wed, Mar 13 Pollination
Downie 26 Fri, Mar 15 Private Life of Plants Video
"The Birds and the Bees"
Spring Break
Mar 18 – Mar 22

Downie 27 Mon, Mar 25
Lecture Assignment 4 Assigned
Fabaceae, Onagraceae & Euphorbiaceae
Class cancelled today because of snow; lecture postponed until next class
Downie 28 Wed, Mar 27
Private Life of Plants Video
"Branching Out"

This lecture replaced with Fabaceae, Onagraceae & Euphorbiaceae
This video will not be seen this semester
Robertson 29 Fri, Mar 29 Dispersal
Downie 30 Mon, Apr 1
Lecture Assignment 4 Due
Asclepiadaceae, Solanaceae, Oleaceae & Caprifoliaceae
Downie 31 Wed, Apr 3 Second Lecture Exam
Coverage: Lectures 17 – 30
Downie 32 Fri, Apr 5 Lamiaceae & Scrophulariaceae
Downie 33 Mon, Apr 8 Asteraceae
Downie 34 Wed, Apr 10 Aceraceae & Apiaceae
Robertson 35 Fri, Apr 12 Parasitic Plants and
Carnivorous Plants
Downie 36 Mon, Apr 15 Rosaceae
Downie 37 Wed, Apr 17 Historical Systematics
Downie 38 Fri, Apr 19
Lecture Assignment 5 Assigned
Monocots
Downie 39 Mon, Apr 22 Monocots (continued)
Downie 40 Wed, Apr 24 Origin of Angiosperms
Downie 41 Fri, Apr 26 Biodiversity
Downie 42 Mon, Apr 29
Lecture Assignment 5 Due
Family Review
Downie 43 Wed, May 1 Laboratory Slide Exam
Coverage: comprehensive
Final Lecture Exam
Comprehensive
Monday, May 6th
8:00-11:00 AM
MEB 243 (our regular classroom)
Depending upon class interest, there may be a lecture review prior to the final lecture exam.


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