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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP4067775, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PLANT BIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge LIVIO TRAINOTTI BIO/01

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/01 General Botanics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 3
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
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Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The course provides basic knowledge of biology, cytology, anatomy and physiology of plants, with particular emphasis to vascular plants of interest to agriculture and forestry.

1 CFU: cytology and mitotic division with particular emphasis to plant organisms. The peculiarities of the division of the plant cell and its control. Plant cytology with particular regard to its distinctive elements: vacuole, plastids, cell wall and microbodies.
2 CFU: Plant tissues. The organs and the primary structure of the root, the stem and the leaf. The secondary growth of root and stem.
3 CFU: Transport of water and solutes. Mineral nutrition.
4 CFU: The C3, C4 and CAM photosynthesis. The floematic transport.
5 CFU: The ontogenetic cycle of a plant: flower and sexual reproduction. The fruit and the seed. The germination of seed and the development of the plant.
6 CFU: Background on phytohormones. General characteristics and systematic of main plant groups.
Laboratory activity: preparation and observation of plant specimens under a light microscope.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activity is organized in lectures (5 credits) and laboratory (1 credit).
The lecture activity involves the use of multimedia tools and small group discussions, while the laboratory activity will be carried out using light microscopes. Laboratory activities will be carried out in groups.
Additional notes about suggested reading: There will be a main general biology text book. During class activities teachers will show which chapters will cover the topics of the lessons. The Moodle platform will also be used to integrate course activities.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Raven, Peter H.; Johnson, George B.; Jansky, Shelley H.; Singer, Susan Rundell; Losos, Jonathan B.; Duncan, Tod; Mason, Kenneth A.; Bonaldo, Paolo; Braghetta, Paola, Genetica e biologia molecolare. Padova: Piccin, ¬©2019, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Pasqua, Gabriella; Abbate, Giovanna, Botanica generale e diversit√† vegetaleGabriella Pasqua, Giovanna Abbate, Cinzia Forniautori: G. Abbate ... [et al.]. Padova: Piccin, 2019. IV edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • Raven, Peter H.; Johnson, George B.; Jansky, Shelley H.; Singer, Susan Rundell; Losos, Jonathan B.; Duncan, Tod; Mason, Kenneth A.; Bonaldo, Paolo; Braghetta, Paola, Biologia cellulare. Padova: Piccin, ¬©2019, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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