University of Wisconsin - Madison Botany Department Teaching Collection
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About the Collection
General Botany is an introductory life-science course offered through the Department of Botany. It encompasses five basic areas which are reflected in the organization of this collection. For more information on Botany 130, go to the University of Wisconsin Botany Teaching Collection Information Page.
Basic Biological Concepts
These topics are not specific to botany, and are a central part of any biology curriculum. The resources for each topic are not universal but mirror the specific set of activities conducted in each lab exercise.
Plant Structure and Function
Plant structure is a major component in any basic botany course. In General Botany, we try to link our study of structure to how a plant functions to survive in its environment, and to the evolutionary process responsible for the development of plant strcuture.
- Plant morphology (external plant form)
- Embryogenesis and early development of the plant body (embryogeny and seedling development)
- Cells and tissues of the plant body (vascular plants)
- Root structure
- Stem structure
- Leaf structure
- Secondary growth (plant structure resulting from the growth of lateral meristems (cambia))
- Transport (in the xylem and phloem)
- Tropisms (plant growth responses to environmental stimuli)
- Plant growth substances (chemical messengers which regulate plant growth responses)
- Plant modifications and evolution (evolutionary modifications in response to specific environmental challenges)
Botanical Diversity Excluding Plants
The course surveys a sampling of the major groups of organisms included in the discipline. These include all the organisms considered to be plants back when all organisms were considered to be either plants or animals. This collection consists of reference images of groups still included in botany, but which are not considered to be true plants.
This collection includes examples from each of the major groups of true plants.
- Ecology and Field Botany
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These images may be freely used in lectures, in lab classes as a reference, and in any other mode of communication restricted to a local audience. They may not be copied to a web page, or used in a printed work, or mass distributed in any way without permission through the Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Special thanks are due to Steven Dast, Amy Rudersdorf, Charles Dean, and Tom Durkin with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library. This publication of the collection, as presented in its current form, would not have been possible without their hard work and patience.