Instruction offered by members of the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science.
Department Head - R.M.R. Barclay
Taxonomy of the Seed Plants
A study of plants in relation to classification, phylogeny, evolution and identification. Students are required to make a plant collection of fifty plant specimens for identification in the laboratory. It is recommended that the collection be made in the preceding summer. Course Hours:H(3-3) Prerequisite(s):Botany 327. Also known as:(formerly Botany 441)
Physiology, biochemistry, molecular and cellular aspects of plant growth and development. Emphasis on the co-ordinated regulation of gene expression, cell-cell communication, and signalling during development. Discussion on the methods used to study development, such as mutants of Arabidopsis and other model systems. Course Hours:H(3-3) Prerequisite(s):Biology 331 and Botany 303 or 321. Notes:Offered during odd-even dated academic years. Enrolment in this course may be limited. See Program Details in the Faculty of Science section of this Calendar.
Enrolment in any graduate course requires consent of the Department. Only when appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599. 600-level courses are available with permission to undergraduate students in the final year of their programs.
Current Topics in Plant Biology
Lectures, discussions and student seminars on topics of current interest in plant biology. Topics will include functional genomics, advances in forward and reverse genetics, hormone signaling, plant-microbe and plant-environment interactions. Course Hours:H(3-0) Notes: Senior undergraduate students in the Botany program are strongly encouraged to register in this course. MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
The ultrastructural and functional aspects of the cell, tissue, and organ systems of vascular plants. Analysis and interpretation of electron micrographs. Seminars on recent research development. Course Hours:H(3-2S) Notes: Offered during even-odd dated academic years.
Principles and practice of preparation of plant tissues for light microscope study. Plastic embedding techniques, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, quantitative cytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy and photomicroscopy are included. Course Hours:H(0-6) Notes:Offered during odd-even dated academic years.