Dr. Geetha G Nair
Botany Section Head
Botany is the scientific study of plants, including their structure, growth, reproduction, metabolism, and interactions with other organisms and the environment. In college, botany courses typically cover a range of topics, from the anatomy and physiology of plants to their ecology and evolution.
In introductory botany courses, students typically learn about the basic anatomy and morphology of plants, including the structure and function of roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. They also learn about plant growth and development, including the role of hormones, and the process of photosynthesis.
As students progress through the curriculum, they may study more advanced topics such as plant genetics, plant evolution, and plant ecology. They may also have the opportunity to study specialized areas of botany such as plant pathology, ethnobotany, or plant biotechnology.
Laboratory work is an important component of botany education in college, as it allows students to observe plant structures and functions, and gain hands-on experience with experimental techniques. Field trips may also be a part of botany education, where students may visit botanical gardens, parks, or nature reserves to observe plants in their natural habitat.