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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 1764 (BL11F) DIVERSITY OF GREEN PLANTS [6 credits]

BIOL 1861 (BL11E) ANIMAL DIVERSITY (6 credits)

Prerequisites:A-level pass in Biology or Botany or equivalent Syllabus: An introduction to the evolution, taxonomy, and diversity of green plants, from simple algae to complex flowering plants. Topics include factors governing plant size and structure, ori- gin of land plants, organismal theory of plant form. Life cycles of the green and brown algae, mosses, lycophytes, ferns, cycads, gymnosperms, and flowering plants. Requirements for life on land. Success of ferns and flowering plants. Support, vascu- lar, and protective tissues. Leaf, stem and root and their modi-

fications. Grasses.

Meristems, phyllotaxy, and plant architecture. Wood anatomy. Flower, fruit, and seed. Pollination

Prerequisites:A-level Biology, A-level Zoology or equivalent Syllabus: A survey of the phylogeny and characteristics of major inverte- brate and vertebrate animal groups. Special topics include theories of origin of multicellularity; cellular and tissue level organisation; diploblastic and triploblastic conditions; body cavities; metameric segmentation and tagmatisation; early embryyonic development; colonisation of land and evolution-

ary trends in vertebrates.

Assessment:In-course assessment

40%

One 3-hr theory examination

60%

and seed dispersal. Assessment: Two In-course theory tests Lab Reports Two practical tests One 3-hr theory examination

10% 10% 20% 60%

BIOL 1766 (AP13B) STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PLANTS (4 credits)

Syllabus: Support, transport, and protective tissues. Meristems. Leaves: functional design and modifications of structure. Root and stem structure and modifications. Organs of perennation. Grass structure: cane and corn. Numerical scales of cereal growth. Flowers of crop plants. Floral structure and seed dispersal. Fruit classification. Water relations of cells and whole plants; photosynthesis, translocation, assimilate partitioning and plant productivity; ion uptake and mineral nutrition; germination, dormancy and seedling establishment; regulation of growth and development by hormonal and environmental factors; in-

BIOL 2062 (Z23B) FRESHWATER BIOLOGY (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11G or (AG13A & AG14A) Syllabus: The hydrological cycle. The physical properties of water. Chemi- cal composition of inland waters. Standing waters: stratifica- tion and mixing. Running waters: longitudinal zonation. Char- acteristics of freshwater wetlands, tropical flood plains, tem- porary pools, intermittent streams, athalassic lakes. Commu- nity structure, organisation and community metabolism in freshwater habitats. Human influences in freshwaters: fisher-

ies, pollution.

Assessment:In-course assessment

40%

One 2-hour theory examination

60%

troduction to plant growth analysis. Assessment: Lab reports In-course theory tests In-course practical test One 2-hour theory examination

10% 20% 10% 60%

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