Course Code : ABF 107
Course Title : Plant Systematics
Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 4 – 2
Course Description:History of plant taxonomy. The basic units of classification. Nomenclature. Systems of classification (artificial, natural,phylogenetic). Brief reference to Cryptogama: Schizophyta, Phycophyta, Mycophyta, Lichenophyta, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta. In detail reference toSpermatophyta: Gymnospermae and in particular Angiospermae. Origin and evolution of Angiospermae. The course includes lectures, laboratoryexercises and field trips for recognition of main families of the Northern Cyprus flora (emphasis on cultivated plants and weeds).
Textbooks and supplementary books:
Plant Systematics by Michael G. Simpson Academic Press.
Plant Systematics — A Phylogenetic Approach. 2nd ed. by Walter S. Judd Christopher S. Campbell , Elizabeth A. Kellogg , Peter F. Stevens ,Michael J. Donoghue ISBN: 978-1-60535-389-0.
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,