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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
PLANT BIOLOGY
AVP4067775, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PLANT BIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LIVIO TRAINOTTI BIO/01

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
AVP4067773 BIOLOGY ANDREA BATTISTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/01 General Botanics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 3
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The course provides basic knowledge of biology, cytology, anatomy and physiology of plants, with particular emphasis to vascular plants of interest to agriculture and forestry.

1 CFU: cytology and mitotic division with particular emphasis to plant organisms. The peculiarities of the division of the plant cell and its control. Plant cytology with particular regard to its distinctive elements: vacuole, plastids, cell wall and microbodies.
2 CFU: Plant tissues. The organs and the primary structure of the root, the stem and the leaf. The secondary growth of root and stem.
3 CFU: Transport of water and solutes. Mineral nutrition.
4 CFU: The C3, C4 and CAM photosynthesis. The floematic transport.
5 CFU: The ontogenetic cycle of a plant: flower and sexual reproduction. The fruit and the seed. The germination of seed and the development of the plant.
6 CFU: Background on phytohormones. General characteristics and systematic of main plant groups.
Laboratory activity: preparation and observation of plant specimens under a light microscope.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activity is organized in lectures (5 credits) and laboratory (1 credit).
The lecture activity involves the use of multimedia tools and small group discussions, while the laboratory activity will be carried out using light microscopes. Laboratory activities will be carried out in groups.
Additional notes about suggested reading: There will be a main general biology text book. During class activities teachers will show which chapters will cover the topics of the lessons. The Moodle platform will also be used to integrate course activities.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S.L. Wolfe, P.J. Russell, P.E. Hertz, C. Starr, B. McMillan, Biologia. --: EdiSES edizioni, --.
  • Pasqua, Gabriella; Abbate, Giovanna, Botanica generale e diversit√† vegetaleGabriella Pasqua, Giovanna Abbate, Cinzia Forniautori: G. Abbate ... [et al.]. Padova: Piccin, ¬©2011, --. II edizione
  • P.H. Raven, G.B. Johnson, K.A. Mason, J.B. Loson, S.R. Singer, Biologia. Padova: Piccin, 2013.