PBIO 5000 - Master's Thesis
1-6 credits, max 6. Thesis work for the MS degree.
PBIO 5003 - Field Botany
3 credit hours. Meets same time as undergraduate PBIO 4005 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. Three weekend field trips required. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4005.
PBIO 5013 - Biological Microtechnique
3 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): PBIO 1404 or BIOL 1604. Theories, principles, and methods related to the usage of the light microscope and to the preparation of biological materials for light microscopic examination. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4013.
PBIO 5104 - Mycology
Lab 4. Prereguisite(s): Graduate standing. A systematic study of the fungi, with emphasis on taxonomy, comparative morphology, and fungal biology. Same course as PLP 5104.
PBIO 5110 - Special Topics in Plant Biology
1-5 credits, max 24. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special studies in any area of plant biology.
PBIO 5110 - Professional Development
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.
PBIO 5210 - Research in Plant Biology
1-6 credits, max 12. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Independent research in any area of botany or plant biology.
PBIO 5233 - Plant Anatomy
Lab 3. Prerequisite(s): PBIO 1404. Structure of cells, tissues and organs of plants and the developmental, phylogenetic, and functional contexts of the structures. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4233.
PBIO 5423 - Plant Mineral Nutrition
Prerequisite(s): PBIO 4463 or concurrent enrollment. Uptake, translocation, metabolism, and biochemical function of mineral nutrients in higher plants. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4423.
PBIO 5463 - Plant Physiology
Prerequisite(s): PBIO 1404 or equivalent. 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. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4463.
PBIO 5524 - Biological Laboratory Instrumentation
Lab 4. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1515 or equivalent and (PBIO 1404 or MICR 2123 or BIOL 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. May not be used for degree credit with PBIO 4524. Same course as BIOL 5524 and MICR 5524.
PBIO 5541 - Phylogenomics
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.
PBIO 5553 - Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis
Lab 2. Prerequisite(s): 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.
PBIO 5850 - Plant Biology Seminar
1 credit, max 6. Weekly one-hour seminar series of invited and internal speakers. Plant Sciences MS and Plant Sciences (Plant Biology) PhD students are required to present a minimum of two seminars, including one on thesis or dissertation results. Required of graduate majors.
PBIO 5910 - Internship in Plant Biology
Supervised experience in an approved work situation related to future career in the plant biology field.
PBIO 6000 - Doctoral Research
1-15 credits, max 60. Independent research for the doctoral dissertation.