Plant biology and systematics

A.Y. 2017/2018
9
Max ECTS
80
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/01 BIO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide basic information on the organization of higher plants, focusing on the characteristics of plant cells and how these are organized to form tissues and organs. Also the course deals in detail with the strategies of angiosperm reproduction. The course traces the evolutionary steps that led plant body organization from "thallus to corm". Furthermore, the ontogenetic cycles of land plants are discussed in detail and a few from Algae. Some lessons provide in-depth discussion of topics related to plant biology such as, for example, biotechnology, domestication, photosynthesis and environmental botany
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

A - L

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The plant cell, cell wall structure and function; cell wall modifications during cell differentiation. The functions of the vacuole. Types and functions of plastids. Basic concepts of photosynthesis. Body organization of vascular plants. Primary and secondary meristematic tissues. Characteristics of different tissues and their organization in organ formation. Anatomical differences between Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons. The flower and reproduction in Angiosperms. Fertilization, embryogenesis and seed development. Fruits and their dispersion. Characteristics and reproductive strategies of some Algae, lower plants (Bryophytes) and vascular plants (seedless vascular plants, Gymnosperm and Angiosperms).


Reference Material
- J.D. Mauseth "Fondamenti di biologia delle piante", III ed., Idelson-Gnocchi
- G.Pasqua, G. Abbate, C. Forni "Botanica generale e diversità vegetale", IIIed., PICCIN
- R.F. Evert, S.E. Eichhorn La biologia delle piante di Raven, settima ed., ZANICHELLI


Prerequisites and examination procedures
Written


Recommended Prerequisites
Citology and histology


Teaching Methods
Conventional, includes practicals


Language of instruction
Italian


Program information
Informazioni, avvisi e immagini delle lezioni su ARIEL /info and slides on ARIEL
BIO/01 - GENERAL BOTANY
BIO/02 - SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 64 hours
Shifts:
Turno 1
Professor: Caporali Elisabetta
Turno 2
Professor: Ezquer Garin Juan Ignacio

M - Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The plant cell, cell wall structure and function; cell wall modifications during cell differentiation. The functions of the vacuole. Types and functions of plastids. Basic concepts of photosynthesis. Body organization of vascular plants. Primary and secondary meristematic tissues. Characteristics of different tissues and their organization in organ formation. Anatomical differences between Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons. The flower and reproduction in Angiosperms. Fertilization, embryogenesis and seed development. Fruits and their dispersion. Characteristics and reproductive strategies of some Algae, lower plants (Bryophytes) and vascular plants (seedless vascular plants, Gymnosperm and Angiosperms).


Reference Material
- J.D. Mauseth "Fondamenti di biologia delle piante", III ed., Idelson-Gnocchi
- G.Pasqua, G. Abbate, C. Forni "Botanica generale e diversità vegetale", IIIed., PICCIN
- R.F. Evert, S.E. Eichhorn La biologia delle piante di Raven, settima ed., ZANICHELLI


Prerequisites and examination procedures
Written


Recommended Prerequisites
Citology and histology


Teaching Methods
Conventional, includes practicals


Language of instruction
Italian


Program information
Informazioni, avvisi e immagini delle lezioni su ARIEL /info and slides on ARIEL
BIO/01 - GENERAL BOTANY
BIO/02 - SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 64 hours
Shifts:
Turno 1
Professor: Masiero Simona
Turno 2
Professor: Masiero Simona