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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY 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
VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Ord. 2017)
AG0058, 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
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-AG0058-000ZZ-2017-AVP4067775-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch CONEGLIANO (TV)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARIO MALAGOLI AGR/13

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
AVP4067773 BIOLOGY CARLO DUSO

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

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1st Credit
Organisation, biogenesis and functions of:
Cell wall, plasmalemma, nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, mitochondria, plastids, vacuol, peroxisomes and glioxisomes.

2nd Credit
Characteristics and functions of meristems, plant tissues and organs. Seed germination and plant growth. Plant water uptake and translocation.

3rd Credit
Essential elements. Transport of nutrients in plants. Nitrogen assimilation pathway.

4th Credit
Photosynthetic process. Solar energy transduction. Photosynthetic systems C3, C4 and CAM.

5th Credit
Carbohydrates catabolism, plant regulation and stress responses
Respiration. Phytohormones, regulatory mechanisms and stress responses

6th Credit
Practical activities:
Plant tissue microscopy. Seed germination, plant growth systems, chlorophyll content analysis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge on the structure and main metabolic processes of forestry and agricultural plant species. At the end of the course, students will possess notions on structural, morphological and functional characteristics of higher plants. The acquired knowledge will be necessary for the study of the following years subjects related to plant biology.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Students will be allowed to unload from Moodle the contents of all lessons. They will be also told to refer to the indicated textbook.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Taiz L, Zeiger E, Moller IM, Murphy A, Elementi di fisiologia vegetale. Padova: Piccin, 2016.
  • Rascio N, Elementi fi fiosologia vegetale. Napoli: Edises, 2013.
  • Evert, Eichorn, La biologia delle piante di Raven. Firenze: Zanichelli, 2013.