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Week 1 Notes

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Introduction to Biology
General Biology for non-majors
George Bates, Gregory Erickson, Hengli Tang, Steven Lenhert, Carolyn Schultz
Class Notes
Biology, plants, Science, pollination
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nicolette Bauer on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BSC 1005 - 0004 at Florida State University taught by George Bates, Gregory Erickson, Hengli Tang, Steven Lenhert, Carolyn Schultz in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see General Biology for non-majors in Biology at Florida State University.

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Date Created: 09/21/16
Biology notes for Exam 1 Part 1  82% of the land in Rwanda is cultivated  The world population will triple between 1950-2020  We need a 70% increase in agricultural productivity  Per capita food production has increased o Food production has been increasing faster that population  80% of the water we use is for irrigation  Characteristics of plants: o Chlorophyll for absorbing sunlight o Autotrophs- make their own food o Photosynthesis- need a big surface area o Rigid cell walls (trees) made of cellulose o Common mode of reproduction  Fungi: o Aren’t green suck up nutrients from dead organisms o Have structure o Reproduce similarly to plants but not similar enough  Carl Linnaeus- 18 century Swedish Doctor and naturalist o Binomial system o Classification of plants  Polynomial vs. binomial  Classification of organisms: o Kingdom o Phylum o Class o Order o Family o Genus o Species  KING PLAYS CHESS ON THE FINE GLASS STOOLS  Ex: genus-homo, species-sapiens, order-primates, kingdom- animal  Organisms are classified based on their evolutionary (genetic) relatedness o Bacteria o Animals o Fungi o Protista o Green plants  All original organisms were bacterial living in shallow seas oxygen level in atmosphere increased to today’s levels photosynthesis emergence of new groups  Green plant kingdom:  450 million years ago- green algae plants invade the land  moss  400 million years ago- transport tissues- fern allies  375 million years ago- leaves- ferns  350 million years ago- seeds and pollen gymnosperms  150 million years ago- flowers and fruits


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