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School of Science
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Course unit
PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
SCO2045395, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
BIOTECHNOLOGY
IF1839, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PLANT MORPHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure https://biotecnologie.biologia.unipd.it/lt-biotecnologie/
Department of reference Department of Biology
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 FIORELLA LO SCHIAVO BIO/04
Other lecturers LORELLA NAVAZIO BIO/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/01 General Botanics 3.0
Core courses BIO/04 Vegetal Physiology 4.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of biochemistry, to better understand plant physiology topics.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide the students with a deep knowledge of the structural and functional organization of plants, allowing them to grow, develop and interact with the surrounding environmentThe 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.
Students will have to answer questions concerning basic processes underlying plant physiology.
Examination methods: Written examination.
Assessment criteria: Students will have to answer questions concerning basic processes underlying plant morphology and physiology. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their knowledge of the main principles and mechanisms of plant morphology and physiology, as well as their ability to critically revise the acquired information, above all concerning the structure-function interaction
Course unit contents: Plant Morphology
- The plant cell wall.
- Chloroplasts and non photosynthetic plastids: structural organization and functions. The endosymbiotic origin of plastids.
- The vacuole.
- Special functions of the cytoskeleton in the plant cell: the cytokinesis.
- Plant histology: meristematic, parenchymal, protection, mechanical, vascular, secretory tissues.
- Plant anatomy: Structural organization of stem, root and leaf.
- Plant reproduction: the plant life cycles. Flower structure, micro- and macrogametogenesis in Angiosperms, fertilization, embryo pattern formation, seed and fruit development.


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: Teachers will provide books covering the subjects of plant morphology and physiology.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • N. Rascio, S, Carfagna, S, Esposito, 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
  • L. Taiz-E. Zeiger, Fisiologia Vegetale. --: Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Pasqua G. Abbate C. Forni, Botanica generale e Diversit√† Vegetale. --: Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo