Plant Biology

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Plant Biology

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course takes an evolutionary approach to introduce the diversity of form and function within the plant kingdom and other photosynthesising organisms. The major events in plant evolution will be discussed. Because of their abundance and importance, angiosperms will be studied in greater detail, including structural, reproductive and physiological adaptations and a review of the major plant families. The importance of plants to the biosphere and to humans will also be discussed.

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