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Course unit
SCP3053338, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1161, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge FIORELLA LO SCHIAVO BIO/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/04 Vegetal Physiology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE 2019-2020 01/10/2019 27/11/2020 LO SCHIAVO FIORELLA (Presidente)
ZOTTINI MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)
6 FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 LO SCHIAVO FIORELLA (Presidente)
ZOTTINI MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)
5 FISIOLOGIA VEGETALE 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 LO SCHIAVO FIORELLA (Presidente)
ZOTTINI MICHELA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of the plant morphology. basic knowledge of biochemistry.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the students with a deep knowledge of the functional organization of plants, allowing them to grow, develop and interact with the surrounding environment.
Examination methods: Written examination. Students will have to answer questions concerning basic processes underlying plant physiology.
Assessment criteria: Students will be evaluated on the basis of their knowledge of the main principles and mechanisms of plant physiology, as well as their ability to critically revise the acquired information, above all concerning the structure-function interaction.
Course unit contents: Plant Physiology
-Transport systems in plants: transport mechanisms in plants.
- Root water and mineral transport; Xylem transport mechanism; Control of transpiration by stomata; Phloem transport.
- Photosynthesis.
- Plant nutrition.
How plant respond to endogenous and exogenous signals; plant responses to hormones,
Plant responses to light.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teachers will give classes by using multimedia supports. In the first classes the teacher will introduce the general content of basic topics. Successively, some subjects will be treated more in detail
Additional notes about suggested reading: The Teacher will provide books covering topics of plant physiology.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • L. Taiz-E. Zeiger, Fisiologia Vegetale. --: Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. Rascio, S. carfagna, N. la Rocca, M.A. Lo Gullo, P. Trost, V. Vona, Elementi di Fisiologia Vegetale. --: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. A. Campbell- J.B. Reece, La Forma e la funzione nelle piante. --: Pearson, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Zero Hunger Quality Education