20410236 - BOTANICA

Get the basic knowledges on the morpho-functional organization of the plants.
Introduction to the taxonomy and evolution of algae, fungi, bryophytes, pteridophytes and spermatophtytes.
Identication of the main taxonomic groups, and of the main tissues and organs of the vascular plants.

CANEVA GIULIA

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Programme

INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. THE FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PLANTS. PLANT CELLS; CELLULAR WALLS, VACUOLES. PLASTIDS AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS. ONTOGENETICAL CYCLES AND REPRODUCTION. INTRODUCTION TO THE TAXONOMY. THALLUS AND CORMUS. MERISTEMS AND CELLULAR DIFFERANTIATION. DEFINITIVE TISSUES: PARENCHIMATIC, TEGUMENTAL, MECCANICAL, VASCULAR, AND SECRETORY TISSUES. PLANT ORGANS: ROOTS, STEM, LEAVES, FLOWERS, FRUITS, SEEDS- CHARACTERISTICS AND DEPELOPMENT.

Core Documentation

-RAVEN, EVERT, EICHHORN- BIOLOGIA DELLE PIANTE- ED. ZANICHELLI, VI ED. 2002.
-PASQUA. ABBATE, FORNI- BOTANICA GENERALE E DIVERSITÀ VEGETALE- ED. PICCIN, PADOVA. I ED. 2008.
- pdf of lectures
- protocols used during the laboratory exercises


Reference Bibliography

-RAVEN, EVERT, EICHHORN- BIOLOGIA DELLE PIANTE- ED. ZANICHELLI, VI ED. 2002. -PASQUA. ABBATE, FORNI- BOTANICA GENERALE E DIVERSITÀ VEGETALE- ED. PICCIN, PADOVA. I ED. 2008.

Type of delivery of the course

The course will take place with classroom lectures on the main topics of the course. The course also includes laboratory exercises on the main topics of the course.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation will be based on the results deriving from a written and an oral test. The written test will consist in a questionnaire of 30 questions, including open and closed answers and image identification. Based on the correct answers, a score will be given. The oral test, to which the student is admitted only if the score of 18 in the written test is reached, consists in asking the student for topics related to the course program. During the oral exam the realisation of an educational herbarium composed of dried vegetables will also be evaluated. The final score will be awarded by calculating the average between the two tests scheduled.La valutazione si baserà sui risultati derivanti da una prova scritta ed una orale. La prova scritta consisterà nella somministrazione di un questionario di 30 domande che prevedono risposte aperte, chiuse e riconoscimento di immagini. Sulla base delle risposte corrette verrà attribuito un punteggio. La prova orale, a cui si è ammessi solo se raggiunta la votazione di 18 alla prova scritta, consiste nel chiedere allo studente argomenti inerenti al programma del corso. Durante la prova orale verrà valutata anche la realizzazione di un Erbario didattico composto da essiccati vegetali. Il punteggio finale verrà attribuito calcolando la media

ABELI THOMAS

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Programme

Lectures - BIODIVERSITY, SYSTEMATIC AND PHYLOGENESIS OF PLANTS. CONCEPT OF PLANT ORGANISM; PHYLOGENETIC SURVEY METHODS; CLASSIFICATION. PLANT DIVERSITY IN RELATION TO THEIR EVOLUTION: THE ORGANISATION OF VEGETAL STRUCTURES. PHOTOSYNTETIC BACTERIA AND CYANOBACTERIA. PHYLETIC LINES IN PROTOPHYTES AND IN UNICELLULAR PHOTOSYNTETIC ORGANISMS. FUNGI. LICHENS. MAIN ALGAE TAXA. BRIOPHYTES. VASCULAR PLANTS: PTERIDOPHYTES; GYMNOSPERMAE; ANGIOSPERMAE, WITH EXAMPLES OF FAMILIES. EVOLUTION OF ONTOGENETIC CYCLE FROM ALGAE TO FLOWER PLANTS.
Botany laboratory – Practice exercise related to the program held during lectures. In particular, exercises will be carried out on the following topics: Cells – cellular organelles, primary and secondary tissues, Organs (roots, steam, leaves), Flowers and Fruits, Identificaion of the main groups of vegetal organisms (cyanobacteria, algae, lichens, mosses, pteridofhytes, gymnospermae, angiospermae), methods for the preparation of the herbarium.


Core Documentation

-RAVEN, EVERT, EICHHORN- BIOLOGIA DELLE PIANTE- ED. ZANICHELLI, VI ED. 2002.
-PASQUA. ABBATE, FORNI- BOTANICA GENERALE E DIVERSITÀ VEGETALE- ED. PICCIN, PADOVA. I ED. 2008.
- pdf of lectures
- protocols used during the laboratory exercises


Type of delivery of the course

The course will take place with classroom lectures on the main topics of the course. The course also includes laboratory exercises on the main topics of the course.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation will be based on the results deriving from a written and an oral test. The written test will consist in a questionnaire of 30 questions, including open and closed answers and image identification. Based on the correct answers, a score will be given. The oral test, to which the student is admitted only if the score of 18 in the written test is reached, consists in asking the student for topics related to the course program. During the oral exam the realisation of an educational herbarium composed of dried vegetables will also be evaluated. The final score will be awarded by calculating the average between the two tests scheduled.