Course Description

431 Contemporary Topics: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Plant Evolution

Half-unit course for one semester. Half-unit course for one semester. We will explore topics in plant evolution, highlighting places where molecular techniques and data are providing new insights for classical problems in plant evolution. Topics will center on issues of current controversy and active research.

Meeting time:

Wednesday, 6:10 - 8 PM in B200A


Bio 101/102; two upper-level lecture-laboratory courses, and Junior or Senior class standing. Vascular Plant Diversity (Bio 332), Plant Physiology (Bio 322), and/or one of the genetics courses (BIO 356 or 361) will be helpful.

Course staff:

The course is taught by Keith Karoly (Office - B240; phone - x7846; office hours by appointment; email [kkaroly at])