Sylabus předmětu SDR - Wood Anatomy (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)Help

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Course title: Wood Anatomy
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Wood Science and Technology (FFWT)
Time allowance: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Prerequisites for registration: none
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture, seminar, tutorial
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (5 credits)
Course objective:
Detailed knowledge of macroscopic, microscopic, submicroscopic structure of wood, chemical composition of wood, cell wall structure, xylogenesis, practical identification of wood according to macroscopic and microscopic features.
Course content:
1.Basic characteristic of macroscopic structure of wood (allowance 4/14)
a.Planes of reference in the stem
b.Macroscopic features of wood
c.Group of wood species

2.Cytology and histology (allowance 2/0)
a.Structure of plant cell
b.Plant tissue
c.Cell division

3.Chemical composition of wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Primary and secondary components of wood
b.Primary and secondary components of bark
c.Chemical and semichemical utilization of wood

4.Xylogenesis (allowance 2/0)
a.Xylo- and phloemogenesis
b.Characteristic and activity of cambium
c.Differentiation of wood cells

5.Cell wall structure (allowance 2/0)
a.Submicroscopic structure of wood
b.Formation of cell wall
c.Characteristic of cell wall layers

6.Microscopic structure of wood (allowance 6/12)
a.Microscopic structure of softwood
b.Microscopic structure of hardwood

7.Microscopic structure of bark and monocotyledonous (allowance 2/0)
8.Wood defects (allowance 2/2)
9.Reaction wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Definition of reaction wood
b.Comparison of chemical composition and structure between normal and reaction wood
c.Utilization of reaction wood

10.Juvenile wood (allowance 2/0)
a.Definition of juvenile wood
b.Differences in structure and properties between juvenile and mature wood

11.Characteristic of selected tropical wood species (allowance 2/0)
a.Terminology of tropical wood
b.Structure, properties and utilization of selected tropical species

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h0 h
     practice28 h0 h
     consultation0 h20 h
     preparation for exam60 h80 h
     preparation for regular assessment24 h40 h
Total140 h140 h
Key words:
Course completion:
- at least 80% attendance
- 2 tests during the course (max. 40 points for both tests, at least 22 points)
- practical test of wood identification -- macroscopic samples (at least 8 of 10 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- veeners (at least 8 of 10 samples)
- practical test of wood identification -- microscopic samples (at least 3 of 4 samples)

- prerequisite: credit is compulsory for final exam participation
- form: e-test in University Information System
- duration: 35 min.
- number of questions: 50 where 3 of them must be absolutely correct
- test evaluation: min. 70 %
Course methods: lectures and practices
Reading list:
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2002. 187 p. ISBN 80-7157-636-0.
ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Stavba dřeva: cvičení. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 1999. 129 p. ISBN 80-7157-400-7.
VAVRČÍK, H. -- ŠLEZINGEROVÁ, J. -- GANDELOVÁ, L. Anatomická stavba dřeva - multimediální výukové texty. , version 1.04b. [online]. 2002. URL:
POŽGAJ, A. -- CHOVANEC, D. -- KURJATKO, S. -- BABIAK, M. Štruktúra a vlastnosti dreva. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1993. 485 p. ISBN 80-07-00600-1.
WAGENFÜHR, R. Dřevo: obrazový lexikon. 1st ed. Praha: Grada, 2002. 347 p. ISBN 80-247-0346-7.

WAGENFÜHR, R. Holzatlas. 5th ed. München: Fachbuchverlag Leipzig im Carl Hanser Verlag, 2000. 707 p. ISBN 3-446-21390-2.
HOADLEY, R. Identifying Wood : Accurate results with simple tools. 1st ed. Newtown: Taunton Press, 1990. 223 p. ISBN 0-942391-04-7.
BUTTERFIELD, B G. -- MEYLAN, B A. Three-dimensional structure of wood : An Ultrastructural Approach. 2nd ed. London: Chapman & Hall, 1980. 103 p. ISBN 0-412-16320-9.
LARSON, P R. The Vascular Cambium : Development and Structure. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1994. 8 p. Springer Series in Wood Science. ISBN 3-540-57165-5.
SCHWEINGRUBER, F H. Anatomie europäischer Hölzer/Anatomy of European woods : Ein Atlas zur Bestimmung europäischer Baum-, Strauch- und Zwergstrauchhölzer. Bern: Verlag Paul Haupt, 1990. 799 p. ISBN 3-258-04258-6.

Study plans:
B-FUR-FDM Furniture Design and Manufacture, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-WI-WI Wood Technology and Timber Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
B-TIMS-TIMS Timber Structures and Wood Building Construction, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2018/2019
Run in the period of: WS 2019/2020, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2015/2016, WS 2015/2016   (and older)
Course tutor: doc. Ing. Vladimír Gryc, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Hanuš Vavrčík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Teaching language: Czech
Town: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 01/03/2019.

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