Course syllabus DOAR - General Dendrology (FFWT - SS 2012/2013)


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Course code: DOAR
Course title in language of instruction: Obecná dendrologie
Course title in Czech: General Dendrology
Course title in English: General Dendrology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2012/2013
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Roman Gebauer, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Jana Posslová, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Štěpánka Řehořková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Josef Urban, Ph.D. (instructor)
Prerequisites: none
 
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
1.Cytology (allowance 3/2)
 
a.Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
b.Structural characteristics of plant cells with attention to the cell wall, nucleus, plastids, mitochondria, endoplasmatic complex and cytoskeleton.
c.The importance of compartmental organization.

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

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

4.Stem (allowance 1/3)
 
a.Primary tissues of stems: primary growth of shoots. Terminal bud, shoot tipand leaf primordia. Turn of vascular bundles to colateral ones in hypocotyll. Anatomy of leaf: mesophyll, epidermis with guard cells, venation. Secondary growth: lateral meristems - vascular and cork cambium. 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. Transport of water, solutes and gases in plants, flux control. Physiologic approach to the study of metabolic processes in plants. Mineral nutrition of plants - uptake and use of nutrients. Growth processes in plants, phytohormones, external control of growth. Stress physiology: general and specific responses to stress factors.
b.Terminal bud, shoot tipand leaf primordia. Turn of vascular bundles to colateral ones in hypocotyll.
c.Secondary growth: lateral meristems - vascular and cork cambium.

5.Leaf and secondary growth (allowance 1/3)
 
a.Anatomy of leaf: mesophyll, epidermis with guard cells, venation.
b.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.

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

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to learn
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to execute laboratory experiments
-Ability to recognize, determine, distinguish and systematize various biotic and abiotic objects
-Abitity to take care for woody plants with respect to their ecophysiological and aestethic characteristics
-Competences and skills to do the hazard tree assessment
-Knowledge of ecological needs of woody species
-Tree evaluation capability
-Tree planting skills

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam42 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
     elaboration of reports14 h
Total140 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.
 
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQANDRÉ, J.Vascular organization of angiosperms : a new visionEnfieldScience Publishers20051-57808-310-9
RQPlant-environment interactionsBerlinSpringer2009978-3-540-89229-8
RQHOLBROOK, N M. -- ZWIENIECKI, M A.Vascular transport in plantsAmsterdamElsevier Academic Press20050-12-088457-7
RQPROCHÁZKA, S. et al.Botanika: morfologie a fyziologie rostlinBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně2007978-80-7375-125-8
RQSCHULZE, E. -- BECK, E.Plant ecologyBerlinSpringer3-540-20833-X

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