A.Y. 2016/2017
Overall hours
BIO/01 BIO/02
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide a general view of cells, tissues, and body plan organization of the angiosperms. In order to understand the plant reproduction strategies, the ontogenetic cycles of plants will be analysed across the evolution. In addition, the course gives the principles and the instruments to carry out taxonomic studies in order to recognize the most important families of the italian Flora.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be required to have good knowledge of cell organization in different plant tissues and to discern how plant tissues organize to form the organs in higher plants. They will also be able to carry out taxonomic analysis on plants in order to classify them into specific taxa.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Modulo: botanica sistematica
Course syllabus
- Taxonomic categories of plants - Biology of reproducion: agamic and sexual reproduction, ontogenetic cycles and their evolution - Morphology, taxonomy and reproduction of Algae - Morphology, taxonomy and reproductive strategies of lower plants (Musci and Hepaticae) - Structure, taxonomy and evolution of Cormophytes - Taxonomic caracters and evolution of reproductive strategies of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta
Modulo: forme e funzioni delle piante terrestri
Course syllabus
Difference s between animals and plants. Plant cells organization. Function, structure and synthesis of the cell wall, cell wall modification during cell differentiation. Membranous organelles, role of dictyosomes. Functions of the vacuoles. Origin and roles of mitochondria and plastids. Photosynthesis. Organization of vascular plants. Characteristics and organization of plant tissues: meristems, parenchyma, vascular tissues, teguments and their organization. Reproduction of higher plants. Prokaryotes, Cyanophyceae, difference between prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.
Modulo: botanica sistematica
BIO/02 - SYSTEMATIC BOTANY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Modulo: forme e funzioni delle piante terrestri
BIO/01 - GENERAL BOTANY - University credits: 6
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
turni 2, 3
Professor: Onelli Elisabetta
turno 1
Professor: Moscatelli Alessandra