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  RLEM 303
Agrostology
3 Cr. (1-6)
Fall 2010
Aug.

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Lab# 1 Vegetative parts of a grass plant. *Poa annua, Sorghum halepense, and Monanthachloe littoralis. Project.
Sept.

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2 Quiz; Introduction to plant collections (press collections, collecting, notebook, data, labels, and mounting specimens.) Herbarium tour.
 

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  3 Quiz; Introduction to spikelet variation and interpretation.
 

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  4 Quiz; Inflorescence types, terminology, and problems.
 

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5 Quiz; Construction of diagnostic keys for identification.

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  6 Quiz; *Poeae and Bromeae tribe spikelet variation,interpretation, and keying. Prepare key to separate genera keyed within this tribe. Project.
 

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  7 I.D. Quiz * Aveneae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying.
 

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  8  * Triticeae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. *Meliceae and Stipeae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. Project.
 

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  9 I.D. Quiz. Key your own collection.
Sept.

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  10 FIELD TRIP - Vegetative keys and identification. Range Area
Oct.

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  11 Keying Test. Key your own collection. (5 specimens due with field book and labels)
 

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  12 I.D. Quiz * Eragrosteae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. Project. Key your own collection.
 

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  13 I.D. Quiz Key your own collection.
 

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  14 I.D. Quiz * Cynodonteae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying.
 

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  15 Sight I.D. Test.(bring handlens, clipboard, and pencil). *Unioleae, Pappophoreae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying.
 

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  16 Keying test.
 

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  17 * Paniceae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. Project.
 

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  18 I.D. Quiz * Paniceae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying continued.
Nov.

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  19 I.D. Quiz * Andropogoneae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. Project.
 

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  20 I.D. Quiz * Andropogoneae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying continued.
 

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  21 Keying Test.
 

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  22 I.D. Quiz * Aristideae, Arundineae, Danthonieae, Centotheceae, Bambuseae, Oryzeae tribe spikelet variation, interpretation, and keying. Project.
 

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  23 I.D. Quiz. Key your collection.
 

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  24 Key your collection.
 

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  25 Sight I.D. Test. Test sight recognition [subfamily, tribe, genus]. (bring handlens, clipboard, and pencil). Key your collection.
 

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  26 Key your collection.
Dec.

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  27 Keying Test.
 

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  28 Collection due 5:00 pm
 

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Test (Final) 12:30-2:30pm - Friday
* Note specimens for study, representing subfamilies, tribes, and genera. Start to learn the names and the spelling.