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Plant Biology

This minor explores plants and their dynamic means of interacting with the environment. The Plant Biology minor has an 18-unit minimum requirement. Three areas of specialization are offered — (i) Anatomy and Morphology, Physiology and Development, (ii) Evolution and Ecology, and (iii) Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics — with a small, strategic course selection per area.

Requirements: 

18 units

Choose one course from each of the following four groups (18 units)

  • Anatomy and Morphology
    • EVE 140 Paleobotany (4 units)
    • PLB 105 Developmental Plant Anatomy (4 units)
    • PLB 116 Plant Morphology and Evolution (5 units)
  • Physiology and Development
    • PLB 111 Plant Physiology  (3 units)
    • PLB 112 Plant Growth and Development  (3 units)
    • PLB 123 Plant-Virus-Vector Interaction (3 units)
    • PLP 130 Fungal Biotechnology and Biochemistry  (3 units)
  • Evolution and Ecology
    • EVE 100 Introduction to Evolution  (4 units)
    • PLB 102 California Floristics (5 units)
    • PLB 108 Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (5 units)
    • PLB 117 Plant Ecology (4 units)
    • PLB 143 Evolution of Crop Plants  (4 units)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
    • BIT 160 Principles of Plant Biotechnology (3 units)
    • PLB 113 Molecular and Cellular Biology of Plants (3 units)
    • PLB 126 Plant Biochemistry (3 units)
    • PLS 152 Plant Genetics  (4 units)
    • PLS 154 Introduction to Plant Breeding  (4 units)
    • PLS 171 Principles and Practices of Plant Propagation  (4 units)
    • PLS 172 Postharvest Physiology and Technology  (4 units)

Total = 18 units

Minor Advisor

Joyce Fernandez
jfernandez@ucdavis.edu