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SC09100994, 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
SC1161, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL BOTANY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website
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


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/01 General Botanics 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.5 24 13.5 No turn
Lecture 6.5 52 110.5 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 BOTANICA GENERALE 2019-2020 01/10/2019 27/11/2020 DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Presidente)
MORO ISABELLA (Membro Effettivo)
7 BOTANICA GENERALE 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DALLA VECCHIA FRANCESCA (Presidente)
MORO ISABELLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Prerequisites are not requiered
Target skills and knowledge: Students acquire basic knowledge about the histology and morphology correlated to the function of the organs of tracheophytes
Examination methods: The final test is written with open questions
Assessment criteria: In evaluating the final test will be considered the knowledge of scientific language, the level of detail of the acquired knowledge, the ability to link the different topics
Course unit contents: Structure and function of cell membranes and organelles: cell wall, plastids and vacuole (1,5 CFU frontal lessons).

Tissue types (1,5 CFU frontal lessons).

Istology and anatomy of the stem (1 CFU frontal lessons) and the root (0,5 frontal lessons):
apex, primary anatomical structure (eustele, atactostele. actinostele). Changing from primary structure to secondary structure.
Secondary anatomical structure of stem and root.
Stem and root modifications.

Istology and anatomy of the leaf and leaf modifications (0,5 CFU frontal lessons).

The plant ontogenetic cycle (1,5 CFU frontal lessons):

Flower: structure; impollination; fertilization.

Seed: germination and seedling development.

Fruit: classification

Practical exercises concerning the observation at light microscopy of sections from the different plant organs (1,5 CFU)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures on topics related teaching and practical exercises concerning the observation at light microscopy of sections from the different plant organs
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Pasqua, G. Abbate, C. Forni, Botanica vegetale e diversit√† vegetale. Padova: Piccin, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo
  • R F. Evert, S. E.Eichhorn, La biologia delle piante di Raven. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Questioning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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