tree-logo.gif (7741 bytes) Plant Taxonomy (BIOL308)  -  Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321; ssaupe@csbsju.edu; http://www.employees.csbsju.edu/ssaupe/

Exam #2 - Review Sheet - Fall '08

General:  The exam will be a mixture of mostly objective questions that are similar to the quizzes that were distributed in class.  I have posted on-line a series of sample exam questions that show the range of question styles that you may find on the exam. 

    Essentially anything that we covered in class if "fair game" for the exam.   In general, the review questions at the end of each chapter in the text are excellent and applicable to our studies and could be included on the exam.

Notebook:  I will also collect your lab/field notebook on the day of the exam to check for the quizzes.  Recall that your notebook should be a 3-ring binder dedicated to this course with a title page (Plant Taxonomy – Biology 308 Field & Laboratory Notebook, your name, address, phone) and dividers for three sections (Plant Collection; Lab Identifications; Assignments/Quizzes).  In the plant collection section insert, in order:  Plant Collection Information handout, Plant Collection Grading Worksheet, a copy of the Herbarium Label template, a folded packet, and Field Record Forms for a each of the plants that you’ve collected.   I will be checking primarily that the quizzes were completed.

Fruits/Seeds

Angiosperm phylogeny - PPT in public folder

Families:  The families listed below will be covered on the exam.  PowerPoints and Quizzes for each are posted in the Public Folder.  For more information about these families, check out the websites listed below.  The quizzes are a good guide to the types of questions that you are likely to see on the exam.  For each family you should try to remember: (a) 5 or 6 key features that separates it from other families; (b) fun facts (distribution, economic importance), and (c) any especially any unique feature(s) of the family (e.g., pollinia in Orchidaceae).  I've included some suggestions for studying families in the Plant Family index page.  

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General References for Families:

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