Botany M 1400-111BOT-M
Algae - a variety of life forms and chemistry (cyanobacteria, golden algae, diatoms, brown algae, dinoflagellates, euglenids, red algae, green algae).
Fungi and fungi-like protists - a variety of forms, reproduction, lifestyle (mycetozoa, oomycetes, fungi sensu stricto); diversity of terrestrial fungi on the example of Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota; adaptation of fungi for parasitism and predation; conidial fungi and lichens.
Bryophytes and ferns - morphology and anatomy of gametophytes and sporophytes; the relationship between the form and the environment, reproductive strategies (liverworts, mosses, clubmosses, spikemosses, quillworts, Psilotopsida, horsetails, ferns).
Gymnosperms - diversity of modern gymnosperms, morphology of sporophyte (Cycadidae, Ginkgoidae, Gnetidae, Pinidae).
Angiosperms - diversity of modern angiosperms (ANITA, Magnoliids, higher dicotyledons, monocotyledonss); flower: morphology and anatomy, evolutionary trends, types of inflorescence; fruit and seed: types of fruit, seed anatomy; morphology and anatomy of root, stem and leaf.
Type of course
has knowledge of the basic terminology used in botany (K_W01);
knows the fundamental scientific theories in the field of botany (K_W03);
performs independently or as a team member simple observations and experiments (K_U01);
can use a light microscope and stereomicroscope to analyze morphology and anatomy of selected organisms (K_U03);
recognizes typical representatives of the major taxonomic groups of organisms with particular emphasis on protected plants and endangered species (K_U04);
is able to independently study the literature (K_U05);
demonstrates the need to expand and constant updating of knowledge about the environment (K_K02);
can responsibly and effectively work independently and in a team in various roles (K_K04).
Student should (i) not have been absent more than twice; (ii) receive a minimum of 60% of the highest score in the four written tests (72 of 120; 4x30 points). The final mark will be based on the sum of points in the four tests.
1. Szweykowska A., Szweykowski J. 1993. Botanika. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN (both parts).
2. Niklas K.J. 1997. The evolutionary biology of plants. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.
3. Judd W.S., Campbell C.S., Kellogg E.A., Stevens P.F., Donoghue M.J. 2002. Plant systematics, a phylogenetic approach. Sinauer, Sunderland (MA). Second edition.
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