Biol 221 Concepts of Botany Laboratory




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BIOL 221 – Concepts of Botany Laboratory

Dr. Hardy


Spice Rack Assignment (15 pts)
There are various ways of organizing one’s spice rack. One way is to organize it according to frequency of use (e.g., the most used spices up front or down low and within easy reach). Another way to organize it is according to cuisine or type of use (e.g., Italian spices on one shelf, Mexican spices on another). Such organizational schemes are actually “taxonomies”, where the different spices are classified and grouped in higher categories according to their use frequency (e.g., high, medium, or low use) or cuisine type (e.g., Mexican, Italian, or Thai). For this assignment, I want you to organize my spice collection (Table 1) according to their biological classification. Thus, all things in the genus Pimenta and the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), for example, are together on one shelf, as needed, and all things in the order Myrtales are next to one another on the same or adjacent shelves, for example, followed by all things in the informal larger group “Rosids” next.
Complete the following list items and questions by downloading the electronic assignment file (a Word document) and typing your answers into it. Work alone.
1. Complete Table 1. I’ve completed the information for allspice for you. Be sure to pay attention to the rules of writing taxonomic names from your lab “Introduction to Botany”. The use of the informal larger group names follows that of Fig. 20-7 (p. 482) in Evert & Eichhorn (2013).
2. Complete Table 2. I’ve placed are example, allspice, for you in the Rosids..
3. Complete Table 3 by listing the references you used to complete Tables 1 and 2. Use a standard bibliographic style and be sure to specify in the table caption which style you used.
4. Answer the following questions thoroughly yet succinctly, each in 150 or fewer words each, using a Word processor. Insert your answers electronically into the space below each question.
a. What family had the most spices?
b. Which family had the second most species?
c. Were there any spices that belong to the same species as another spice?
d. What scheme do you or someone you know use?
e. Would a scheme based on frequency of use be the same for a spice rack used by multiple persons?
f. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a scheme based upon cuisine type (e.g., Mexican, Thai, etc.).
g. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a scheme based upon biological taxonomy.
h. Name and explain briefly one additional scheme not used or mentioned here.

Table 1. Biological taxonomic classification for the spices on Dr. Hardy’s spice rack, arranged alphabetically by spice common name (left column).




Vernacular

Species

Genus

Family Sci. Name (Vernacular)

Order

Informal Larger Group [i.e., Asterids, Magnoliids, Monocots, or Rosids]

Allspice

Pimenta dioica

Pimenta

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)

Myrtales

Rosids

Basil
















Bay Leaf
















Black Pepper
















Caraway
















Cardamom
















Cayenne Pepper
















Celery Seeds
















Chives
















Cilantro
















Cinnamon
















Cloves
















Coriander Seed
















Cumin
















Dill
















Fennel
















Garlic Powder
















Ginger Powder
















Marjoram
















Mustard
















Nutmeg
















Onion Powder
















Oregano
















Paprika
















Parsley
















Crushed Red Pepper
















Rosemary
















Saffron
















Sage
















Sesame
















Tarragon
















Thyme
















Turmeric
















White Pepper















Table 2. My revised spice rack, reorganized according to their biological taxonomic relationships. Use only common names. Allspice is again used as an example from the Rosids. Each shelf of the rack can hold up to 6 different spice bottles. It is not necessary to use all 6 slots on each shelf.



Magnoliids



















Monocots





































Eudicots: Asterids









































































Eudictots: Rosids

Allspice















Table 3. References used to complete this assignment. These references conform to .....







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