bio325 | undergraduate
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Plant Reproduction: Flowers, Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds
- Identify the major facets of plant taxonomy.
- Describe the primary processes in plant reproduction.
- Compare the key botanical characteristics of fruits and nuts.
- Analyze the geographical origins and cultural aspects of economically important fruits and nuts.
Global Food Staples: Grains, Grasses, Legumes, and Leaves
- Differentiate among the botanical traits within the major crop families.
- Describe the origins and domestication of the major crop families.
- Explain the role of key plant families in the development of human culture.
The Flavor, Scent, and Industrial Extracts of Plants
- Describe the historic and economic importance of the worldâs major spices and herbs.
- Identify the major categories and uses of seed and vegetable oil.
- Describe the different forms and uses of latex.
Medicinal and Euphoric Plants
- Differentiate between medicinal, hallucinogenic, and poisonous plants.
- Describe the historical and present uses of medicinal and euphoric plants.
- Identify major plants used in the pharmaceutical industry.
- Discuss the significant cultural and economic uses of plants to make drinks.
Plant Fiber, Building Materials, and Industrial Uses
- Evaluate the botanical features of plants that are used for fiber.
- Distinguish among the botanical characteristics of tree species used for lumber.
- Analyze the value of non-timber forest products and ecosystem services.
- Identify the industrial and biological uses of algae.
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