PLB143: Evolution of Crop Plants

Spring Quarter (Updated March 23, 2017)

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General Information

Instructor: Paul Gepts, Department of Plant Sciences, plgepts (at)

A note about e-mail: E-mail is the best way to get in touch with the instructor and TAs. However, when you do this, please help everybody by mentioning PLB143 in the Subject line (together with additional information about the subject of your e-mail). But I am also on Twitter (@plgepts) and FB.


Units: 4 units (18 lectures, 2 midterms during class hours; 1 discussion hour)

Schedule: Spring quarter

Day Section Time TARoom
3:10 pm
TBA Bainer 1132
Wednesday A02
4:10 pm
TBA Kerr 293
Wednesday A05 3:10 pm TBAWellman 25
Wednesday A06 4:10 pm TBAOlson 151

Prerequisites: PLS012: Plants and People (formerly PLB012), or Biological Sciences 001C or 002C (Biodiversity and the Tree of Life) or equivalent. See the instructor if you have any doubts.


Examinations: Lecture video and audio:
Texts: Readings: Readings will be assigned during lectures. Copies for consultation of these readings are made available for downloading (.pdf format) through the course web site (see beginning of individual lecture web pages) on Canvas: 

Term paper:

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