Academic Catalog

BIOL432 PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Course Code: 2380432
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUSA DOAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The theoretical foundations of plant taxonomy and the types of evidences used in constructing plant classification and identification procedures are explained. Variation in morphology, predominant breeding systems, dispersal syndromes and other features between families of vascular plants in Turkish flora are examined. Students learn key characteristics for identification of important families of ferns, allies, conifers and other flowering plants.