Reading Schedule - 2017

All required readings (in bold) are available electronically at Canvas. All other readings come from the optional text Plant Systematics, 2nd ed. (Simpson, 2010) that is available in the course lab room. If any of the latter readings become required, e files will be made available.

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 Week

 Lecture Topic

 Readings (* = non text)

1 No Class  

 

 Introduction

 Chpt. 1 Plant systematics-an overview

 *Daly et al. 2012. Systematic Agenda 2020. Systematic Biology 61: 549-552.

   Angiosperm morphology  Chpt. 9 Plant morphology, 451-493
 2

 Angiosperm morphology

 Chpt. 6 Evolution of flowering plants

 

 Nomenclature: the art of naming

 Chpt. 16 Plant nomenclature

 *Payne 2016. Why do taxonomists write the meanest obituaries? Nautilus, Issue 35: Boundaries

   

 Classification: the art of grouping

 Chpt. 7 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 181-185

3

 Angiosperm classification

 Chpt. 7 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 181-185

 

 Angiosperm classification

 

 

 Magnolids & Paleoherbs: magnolias and wild gingers

 Chpt. 7: Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 185-200

4

 Ranunculids: buttercups

 Chpt. 8 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 276-285

 

 Darwin's "abominable mystery"

 *Saquet et al. 2017. The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification. Nature Communications DOI: 10.1038/ncomms16047.

Chpt. 6 Evolution of flowering plants, 176-178

 

 Chemosystematics: sensual compounds

*Edger et al. 2015. The butterfly plant arms-race escalated by gene and genome duplications. PNAS 112: 8362–8366.

5

 Lecture Exam #1

 Chpt. 8 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 295-312

 

 Caryophyllids: carnations, cacti, and chenopods

 

   Biosystematics: evolution, isolating mechanisms  *Rieseberg et al. 2006. The nature of plant species. Nature 440: 524-527.

 6

 Biosystematics: speciation

 Chpt. 19 Species and conservation in plant systematics, 649-662

 

 Biosystematics: speciation

 

 

 Phylogenetics: Tracing the tree of life

 Chpt. 2 Phylogenetic systematics

 7

 Phylogenetics II

 

 Rosids I: roses and currants

 Chpt. 8 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 285-292, 331-339

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 Rosids II: legumes and hemp

 Chpt. 8: 328-331

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 Rosids III: walnuts and violets

 Chpt. 8: 315-327, 339-344

 

 Rosids IV: willows and maples

 Chpt. 8: 366-371

 

 Rosids V: mustards and mallows

 Chpt. 8: 291-293, 347-366

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 Biosystematics: pollination biology

 Chpt. 13 Plant reproductive biology

*Serrano-Serrano et al. 2017. Hummingbird pollination and the diversification of angiosperms: an old and successful association in Gesneriaceae. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20162816

 

 Plant oddities and systematic puzzles

*Davis et al. 2007. Floral gigantism in Rafflesiaceae. Science 315: 1812.

 

 Lower Asterids: blueberries and dogwoods

 

10 

  Lecture Exam #2

 Chpt. 8 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 372-389

 

 Asterids I: gentians and milkweeds

 Chpt. 8: 389-400, 412-416

 

 Asterids II: mints and snapdragons

 Chpt. 8: 400-412

11 

 Asterids III: ginseng and honeysuckles

 Chpt. 8: 416-426

 

 Asterids IV: asters and ragweed

 Chpt. 8: 426-435

 

 Monocots I: origins, aquatics and aroids

 Chpt. 7 Diversity and classification of angiosperms, 200-210

12

 Monocots II: lilies and irises

 Chpt. 7: 210-224

 

 NO CLASS

 

 

 NO CLASS - Thanksgiving

 

13

 Monocots III: orchids and palms

 Chpt. 7: 210-224

*Givnish et al. 2015. Orchid phylogenomics and multiple drivers of their extraordinary diversification. Proc. R. Soc. B 282: 20151553.

     Monocots IV: bananas and pineapples  Chpt. 7: 224-232

 

 Monocots V: rushes, sedges

 Chpt. 7: 232-249

14

 Monocots V: grasses

 Chpt. 7: 249-254

 

 Biosystematics: molecular systematics

 Chpt. 14 Plant molecular systematics

 Biosystematics: biogeography

  *Crisp et al. 2009. Phylogenetic biome conservatism on a global scale. Nature 458 doi:10.1038/nature07764

15

 Adaptive radiations: evolutionary and systematic repercussions

 

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 Lecture Exam #3