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Catalog 2013-2014

Special Topics in Natural Science: Botany of Cryptogams

  • Semester: Summer
  • Course Number: NS380
  • Instructors: Michael Tessler
  • Credit: 3

Course Description

This course is an advanced field and lab-based exploration of spore-producing plants, including mosses, liverworts, quillworts, club-mosses, ferns, and horsetails.  Emphasis will be on field- based identification and ecology of plants, as well as lab-based microscope use for identification, classification and exploration of the biology of specimens.  Accompanying lecture topics will be focused on cryptogam evolution and classification.