BIOO - Biology-Organismal

Courses

BIOO 162CS. Insects and Human Society. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) S

Ways in which research and advances in technology in the areas of insect biology and management have influenced people's lives throughout the world. Focus will be on insects as major factors affecting the areas of the world where humans live, crops and animals humans produce, and general quality of life on the planet. Interactions of insects and human cultures, technologically oriented and indigenous, non-technology based cultures, and concepts of pest management will also be explored. Students generate and test hypothesis and evaluate sources of scientific information on these topics.

BIOO 220. General Botany. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170. This course will provide a thorough overview of the fundamentals of plant and fungal biology from evolutionary, ecological, and physiological perspectives.

BIOO 230. Identification of Seed Plants. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) S

PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN. Identification of conifers, trees and shrubs, and herbaceous seed plants; determination by use of manuals; vocabulary, classification and nomenclature; and preparation and collection of seed plant specimens.

BIOO 262IN. Introduction to Entomology. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F

PREREQUISITE: One of the following: BIOL 100IN, or BIOB 170IN. General biology of insects including principles of morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology, and control. Includes identification of major orders and common families.

BIOO 310. Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) F

PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170 or BIOB 258. A comparative study of organ systems of vertebrates. Laboratory utilizes representative vertebrate types.

BIOO 412. Animal Physiology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160 or BIOB 260, and one of the following: CHMY 211, CHMY 321, or CHMY 123. General homeostatic physiology of animals with emphasis on mammals. Selected body systems are covered with major emphasis on the integration of body processes.

BIOO 415. Ichthyology. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) S

PREREQUISITE: BIOO 310. Characteristics, classification, evolution, and life histories of major groups of marine and freshwater fishes, with an emphasis on North American freshwater fauna. Laboratory emphasizes identification, morphology, life history, and distribution of Montana species.

BIOO 433. Plant Physiology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, BIOB 170IN and one of the following: CHMY 211, CHMY 321, or CHMY 123. Physiological processes of higher plants, including photosynthesis, water relations, mineral nutrition, and development.

BIOO 435. Plant Systematics. 3 Credits. (1 Lec, 2 Lab) F

alternate even years PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170IN and BIOO 230. Introduction to the local vascular plant flora emphasizing characteristics of the common families and genera. Lab concentrates on plant identification of common angiosperm plant families in Montana; preparation of about 120 reference specimens taken from the local flora.

BIOO 437. Plant Development. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

alternate even years. PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the development of multi cellular life forms that consist of walled cells, and primarily plants. Some topics include developmental differences between plants and animals, regulation of gene expression, environmental effects on plant development, and computer modeling of development.

BIOO 458. Plant Cell Physiology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F alternate years, to be offered odd years.

PREREQUISITE: BIOB 375, BCH 380. The features of plant cells that differentiate them from animal cells are the chief topics covered. These include cell walls, plastids and vacuoles. Other cellular organelles will also be briefly covered, including intra- and inter-cellular communication mechanisms.

BIOO 460. Plant Metabolism. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S alternate years, to be offered odd years.

PREREQUISITE: BIOO 220; BCH 380 In-depth overview of plant metabolism: photosynthesis including C4 and CAM metabolism; intermediary carbon metabolism; lipids; nitrogen and sulfur assimilation and metabolism; amino acid biosynthesis; secondary metabolism (terpenoids, alkaloids, phenylpropanoids, flavonoids); metabolic changes during plant development.

BIOO 465. Insect Identification. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) S alternate years, to be offered odd years.

PREREQUISITE: BIOO 262IN and one of the following: BIOB 100IN, BIOB 160 or BIOB 170IN. The identification of insects and related terrestrial arthropods. Evolutionary patterns reflected in modern insect diversity will be used to illustrate classification methods. Taxonomic methods will be used as an access to information retrieval.

BIOO 470. Ornithology. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) S

PREREQUISITE: BIOO 310. Evolution, functional biology, distribution, and classification of birds. Montana species recognition is developed through laboratory use of a representative skin collection.

BIOO 475. Mammalogy. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F

PREREQUISITE: BIOO 310. Evolution, functional biology, distribution, and classification of mammals. Labs cover taxonomy and identification of representative forms with a focus on Montana species.