Course syllabus LBOTO - General Forest Botany with Introduction to Genetics (FFWT - WS 2019/2020)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
General Forest Botany with Introduction to Genetics
Course title in English:
General Forest Botany with Introduction to Genetics
WS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (4 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 20/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Roman Gebauer, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
doc. Ing. Roman Gebauer, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Mgr. Martina Hájíčková (instructor)
Ing. Marie Matoušková (instructor)
Ing. Roman Plichta, Ph.D. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Josef Urban, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Introduction to the cytology, anatomy, morphology and physiology of higher plants with main focus on trees. After absolving this course student will be able to describe processes which influence tree growth from the cell to the tree level. This knowledge will be useful in further study of the forest ecosystem.
Course content:
1. Cytology (allowance 3/2)
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
b.Structural characteristics of plant cells with attention to the cell wall, nucleus, plastids, mitochondria, endoplasmatic complex and cytoskeleton.
The importance of compartmental organization.

Histology (allowance 3/3)
a.Primary and secondary meristems, cell division and diferentiation.
Types of plant cells and tissues. Simple and complex tissues. Tissue systems: meristems, epidermal, water-conducting and ground tissues, their structure and functions.

Root (allowance 2/2)
Primary tissues of roots: stele (radial vascular bundle), root cortex, endodermis, rhizodermis.
Primary growth of roots, root tip and root cap. Pericycle and production of lateral roots. Root hairs.

Stem (allowance 1/3)
Primary tissues of stems: primary growth of shoots. Terminal bud, shoot tipand leaf primordia. Turn of vascular bundles to colateral ones in hypocotyll.
Terminal bud, shoot tipand leaf primordia. Turn of vascular bundles to colateral ones in hypocotyll.

Leaf and secondary growth (allowance 1/3)
Anatomy of leaf: mesophyll, epidermis with guard cells, venation.
Secondary growth: lateral meristems - vascular and cork cambium.
c.Secondary tissues of stems, heteroxylic and homoxylic secondary xylem. Cork, phelloderm, periderm. Secondary tissues of roots, specific foundation of vascular cambium in root stele. Location of primary and secondary xylem.

Plant physiology (allowance 4/0)
Water transport
Mineral nutrition of plants, growth processes in plants, stress physiology.

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Combined form
28 h
42 h
practice14 h
0 h
0 h
28 h
preparation for exam
28 h
42 h
preparation for regular testing
28 h0 h
elaboration of reports
14 h
0 h
112 h
112 h
Assessment methods:
The course is finished after following points are fulfill - compulsory participation on practical lessons, creation of protocols from practical lessons, written test from practical lesson (composed from practical - anatomical description of micropictures - and theoretical part). Exam has to part - written test (30 minutes) and oral exam. Student has to answer at least 50% of asked questions to past the exam.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
PROCHÁZKA, S. et al. Botanika: morfologie a fyziologie rostlin. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 242 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-125-8.
KOLAŘÍK, J. et al. Péče o dřeviny rostoucí mimo les. Vlašim: ČSOP, 2005. 720 p. Metodika Českého svazu ochránců přírody ;. ISBN 80-86327-44-2.
SLABÝ, K. -- KREJČÍ, P. Anatomie a morfologie rostlin: (návody do cvičení). 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2005. 93 p. ISBN 80-7157-873-8.
LARCHER, W. -- BAUER, V. Fyziologická ekologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1988. 361 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-FOR-FOR Forestry, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Alice Malá on 11/19/2019.

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