Biology

BIOL3083Botany5 ch (3C 3L) (LE) [W]

During the course of their lives, plants must perform all of the same functions as animals to survive: find a suitable place to live, acquire resources, find a mate, and defend themselves from enemies. However, plants are at an apparent disadvantage in comparison to most animals because they must perform all of these activities without the benefit of mobility. Yet, it is a green world and so this handicap is more apparent than real. This course explores the great diversity of plants, and examines their form in relation to function to understand how plants manage to meet the challenges faced by all organisms. Limited enrollment. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 2003, BIOL 2008, BIOL 2063, BIOL 2068.