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School of Science
BIOLOGY
Course unit
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
SC08101002, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
BIOLOGY
SC1165, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SYSTEMATIC BOTANY
Website of the academic structure http://biologia.scienze.unipd.it/2016/laurea
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2016-SC1165-000ZZ-2015-SC08101002-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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 ISABELLA MORO BIO/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/02 Systematic Botanics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/02/2017
End of activities 09/06/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 BOTANICA SISTEMATICA 2019-2020 01/10/2019 27/11/2020 MORO ISABELLA (Presidente)
DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
MIOLA ANTONELLA (Supplente)
8 BOTANICA SISTEMATICA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MORO ISABELLA (Presidente)
DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
MIOLA ANTONELLA (Supplente)
7 BOTANICA SISTEMATICA 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 MORO ISABELLA (Presidente)
DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
MIOLA ANTONELLA (Supplente)
5 BOTANICA SISTEMATICA 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 MORO ISABELLA (Presidente)
DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
BALDAN BARBARA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of principles and methods of the plant systematics and phylogeny, the classification systems, natural and artificial, the taxonomic ranks and features.
Knowledge of the organization of reproductive cycles of the main plant groups, their morphological characteristics and their importance for humans. Approach to knowledge of identification methods of families and species of the most common tracheophytes in Italy, the importance of herbaria and Botanical Gardens.
Examination methods: Written examination, composed by multiple-choice questions and open questions.
Assessment criteria: The student will be able to know the main concepts presented in the course and to have understood the topics, in particular the evolution of the photosynthetic organisms.
Course unit contents: Introduction to the systematics of plants.
Cyanobacteria: cell biology, reproduction, systematics and their ecological and evolutionary importance.
Endosymbiosis theory and origin of algae.
Algae: cell biology, morphology, metabolism, reproduction. Systematics and life cycles of the major groups. Phylogeny, ecology and uses.
Transfer from water to lands.
Embryophytes non-vascular plants: Bryophytes. Generalities and systematics. Morphology, features and life cycles. Origin and phylogeny.
Main taxa of the vascular plants.
Pteridophytes: vascular plants without seeds. Gametophyte, embryo, sporophyte features and reproductive cycles. Major groups and evolution. Phylogeny.
Spermatophytes: vascular plants with seeds, pollen and ovules. Life cycle. Systematics.
Gymnosperms: spermatophytes with nude ovules. Major taxa. Distribution and Phylogeny.
Angiosperms (flowering plants): Spermatophytes with ovules in an ovary. Evolution of flower and inflorescence. Pollination. Imcompatibility. Fruit and seed. Dissemination. Classification and major taxa of Angiosperms. Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons. Features of the major families. Phylogeny. Ecology and importance for human.
Heterothrophic eukaryots: Fungi. Myxomycota. Eumykota. Morphology, cell biology, metabolism and reproduction. Ecology and importance for human.
Mycorrhizas. Lichens.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is organized in theoretical lectures and laboratory exercises to observe the plants.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lesson slides will be available in e-learning.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mauseth J. D., Botanica. Biodiversit√†. --: Idelson Gnocchi, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pasqua G., Abbate G., Forni C., Botanica generale e diversit√† vegetale. --: Piccin, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Judd W., Campbell C.S., Kellogg E., Stevens P.F. Donoghue M.J., Botanica sistematica, un approccio filogenetico. --: Piccin, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo