Lab 4. Prerequisites: BOT 1404, ZOOL 1604 or equivalent; MATH 1513 or 1715. Physical and biotic environment, responses of organisms to the environment, behavioral and community ecology, natural ecosystems and man's interaction with ecosystems.
Lab 4. Prerequisites: CHEM 1515 and BOT 1404 or MICR 2123 or ZOOL 1604 or equivalents or consent of instructor. Lecture and laboratory course in biological instrumentation use, theory, experimental design, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics include liquid handling systems, pH/ISE meters, electrophoresis, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, chromatography, thermocyclers, and DNA sequencers. No credit for students with credit in BIOL 4524.
Lab 3. Prerequisites: BOT 1404 or ZOOL 1604. Techniques for preparaton of biological materials for microscopic examination.
Lab 4. Prerequisites: BOT 1404 or equivalent. Vocabulary and concepts of plant taxonomy: terminology, keys, nomenclature, documentation, classification, and biosystematics. Emphasis on angiosperm flora of OKlahoma. Field trips required.
Lab 3. Prerequisite: BOT 1404. Structure of cells, tissues and organs of plants. Consideration of structure as related to ontogeny, phylogeny and function.
Prerequisite: BOT 1404. Plant subcellular structure, water relations, water absorption and ascent of sap, translocation, gaseous exchange, nutrition, enzymes, respiration, photosynthesis, growth, development, reproduction, tropisms, hormones, dormancy and seed germination.
1-6 credits, max 6. Thesis work for the MS degree.
Lab 4. A systematic study of the fungi, with emphasis on taxonomy, comparative morphology, and fungal biology. (Same course as PLP 5104.)
1-5 credits, max 24. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special studies in any area of botany.
3 credit hours. Meets same time as undergraduate BOT 3005 Field Botany. Botanical field techniques, the vegetation of North America, and the flora of Oklahoma. Terminology of description, use of taxonomic keys, techniques of specimen preservation, field recognition of plant taxa and communities and controlling ecological factors, economic and wildlife significance of dominant taxa, principles of classification and nomenclature. Four weekend field trips required.
1 credit hour. For first year graduate students and advanced undergraduates contemplating graduate school in the life sciences. A discussion-based course focusing on pre- and post-graduation success including: 1) skills, knowledge, and responsibilities required for success in graduate school, 2) career opportunities and job search strategies in the plant sciences.
1-6 credits, max 12. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required. Independent research in any area of botany or plant biology.
Prerequisite: BOT 3463 or equivalent. Uptake, translocation, metabolism, and biochemical function of mineral nutrients in higher plants. No credit for students with credit in BOT 4423.
1 credit hour. Current topics in the theory and application of genome and transcriptome sequencing to phylogenetics, prediction of gene function, and evolution of genes.
Lab 2. Prerequisite: Undergraduate genetics strongly recommended. This course covers the use of molecular sequence data to construct evolutionary trees. It integrates theory and computer applications to answer questions involving species relationships, gene evolution, molecular evolution and morphological change, co-evolution, and biogeographic relationships.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3023, 3034, and/or ZOOL 4133 or equivalents. Basic concepts in plant population and quantitative genetics, focusing on techniques that reveal the genetic structure and the adaptive value of ecologically relevant traits.
1 credit, max 6. Required of graduate majors.
1-15 credits, max 60. Independent research for the doctoral dissertation.