Plant Taxonomy I University of Tsukuba
Diversity, classification, morphology, ultrastructure, life history and phylogeny of non-green algae — glaucophytes, rhodophytes, cryptophytes, chlorarachniophytes, euglenophytes, dinoflagellates, haptophytes, and stramenopiles.
The goal is to understand the early evolution and the evolutionary diversity of photosynthetic eukaryotes, and to learn how the diverse photosynthetic eukaryotes are systematically understood and what logic and techniques are in it.
Lectures will give basic knowledge of the subject for understanding the diversity of all photosynthetic eukaryotes and for feeling the importance of it.
By Exam. (may change to Report assignment for 2022, depending on COVID-19 situation)
This course is provided on site + realtime online classes + on demand online materials (through Manaba) for 2022How do we classify organisms? Characteristics used for classification. Characteristics in cellular ultrastructure and photosystems.Major groups in eukaryotes: Opisthokont and Bikont, polyphyly of photosynthetic eukaryotes and their phylogenetic position in the eukaryotes.CyanobacteriaPrimary endosymbiosis and glaucocystophytes.Red algae.Secondary endosymbiosis, chlorarachniophytes and cryptophytes.Dinoflagellates and Alveolata.Stramenopiles I.Stramenopiles II: diatoms and brown algaeHaptophytes and Euglenophytes.Exam. (may be changed to Report assignment for 2022, depending on COVID-19 situation)
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