25129 Botany (2)

Course Description

This is a continuation of Botany (I).

This course deals with the plant classification, angiosperms, hormones and evolution of embryophytes.

It emphasizes the study of plant body, floral diagram and formulae, leaf morphology and phyllotaxy, and root system of flowering plants.

Learning Objective

  • On successful completion of the course you should be able to:
  • 1. Explain the structure of plants, including their tissues and organs, and the functions of each.
  • 2. Explain the way in which plants take in water and mineral nutrients, transport them to sites where they are used and metabolise them to allow the plant to survive and grow.
  • 3. Explain the role of soil in water and mineral nutrition
  • 4. Explain the process of photosynthesis and the way in which the products are used and translocated by the plant both locally and throughout the plant 5. Explain the mechanisms by which plants regulate growth and development, and the economic applications of this knowledge, including tissue culture 6. Relate the physiology of a plant to its ecology and potential uses in bioremediation.



Books for this Course

  • 1. Ibrahin's Notes of Botany
  • 2. Inroduction to Botany, James Schooley

Times Offered

  • September
  • January

Course Prerequisite