CALENDAR AND ACTIVITIES FOR BIOLOGY OF FERNS, PLANT BIOLOGY 209
2014

aleuticum sori

This is the version of April 22, 2014
Schedule is prone to frequent changes, as are the powerpoints!!!!
Sequence of topics
A. Morphology
B. Sterile Hybrids
C. Polyploids
D. Apogamy
E. Vegetative Reproduction
F. Divergent Speciation
G. Biogeography
H. Phylogeny

   



                                Calendar
DATE TOPIC AND LINK TO PPT
READINGS (Link to full bibliography)
Jan. 17
Introduction                 MORPHOLOGY
Raven et. al. 2005, pp. 489-498
Jan. 19 Morphology 1
Jan. 24 Morphology 2
Jan. 26 Morphology 3

Jan. 31 Hybrids 1 - introduction including meiosis review  STERILE HYBRIDS
Barrington, 1986
Feb. 2 Hybrids 2 - sterile hybrids again
Wagner et al. 1992
Feb. 7 Hybrids 3 - more on sterile hybrids including X Dryostichum 
Feb. 9 Polyploidy 1 - Manton, Wagner, and Werth   POLYPLOIDS Wagner, 1954
optional, Bozza & Pawlowski, 2008
Feb. 14 Polyploidy 2 - multiple origins Werth et al. 1985
Feb. 16 Polyploidy 3 - reproductive biology and biogeography
optional, Hunt et al., 2011
Feb. 21
Fertile Hybrids - Walker on Pteris, Conant on Alsophila.    FERTILE HYBRIDS
Feb. 23
Apogamy(=apomixis)  -   discovery of apogamy, apogamous Vermont ferns        APOMIXIS Manton, 1950 - chapter 10 on apogamy
Mar. 1
Apogamy - Manton's scheme, Gastony's origin of Pellaea glabella, Driscoll's Phegopteris
Mar. 5-9
NO CLASS - SPRING BREAK

Mar. 13
Apogamy attacked with nuclear sequences -- Grusz on Cheilanthes, Sigel's Argyrochosma Grusz et al 2009
Mar. 15 Clones 1 Werth on Pteridium, Klekowski on Osmunda CLONES Parks and Werth, 1993
Mar. 20 Clones 2 ( Farrar on gametophytes),
Beginning of Divergent Speciation, Athyrium DIVERGENT SPECIATION
Yatabe et al., 2009
READING GUIDE TO YATABE
Mar. 22
Eddie Watkins Guest Lecture
Watkins, 2007
Mar. 27 Divergent Speciation 2,  Polypodium and Asplenium nidus
Mar. 29 Biogeography 1: spore dispersal and introduction to islands
BIOGEOGRAPHY 1
Barrington 1993
Mar. 31
MONTREAL FIELD TRIP
Montreal Fern House Guide
Apr. 3 Biogeography 2:  Hawaii, Taiwan
Apr. 5 Biogeography 3; continental islands, endemic centers BIOGEOGRAPHY 2
Apr. 10 Biogeography 4: Vicariance and the Fossil Record
Apr. 12

Phylogeny 1 - the early groups, beginning
PHYLOGENY - THE EARLY GROUPS

Barker and Wolf, 2010
Apr. 17
Phylogeny 1 - the early groups, continued most recent phylogeny: Schuettpelz & Pryer, 2007
Apr. 19 Phylogeny 2 - the early groups groups, concluded

Pryer et al. 2004
Apr. 24
Phylogeny 3 - the recent groups: Dennstaedtiaceae to Eupolypods II
PHYLOGENY - THE RECENT  GROUPS I
Smith's 2006 Classification
Schneider et al. 2004
Apr. 26
Phylogeny 4 - the recent groups, continued Rothfels et al. 2012
May 1
Phylogeny 5 - the recent groups, Eupolypods I
PHYLOGENY - THE RECENT  GROUPS II

May 11
 FINAL: