Course: General Botany

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Course title General Botany
Course code BOT/OBPX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Oulehlová Martina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vinter Vladimír, PaedDr. Ing. Dr.
  • Navrátilová Božena, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Plant cell Cytology - cell surfaces, intracellular structures, mitosis, meiosis. - Histology - characteristics and classification of plant tissues. - Plant organology - ontogeny, phylogeny, anatomical and morphological structure of vegetative and generative organs; morphology and anatomy of roots - root systems, apical meristems and adventititous roots, primary and secondary structure, myccorhiza, metamorphosis of roots, economic importance; morphology and anatomy of stem - economic importance, meristems of growth apices, morphology, embranchment, primary and secondary structure, metamorphosis of stems; morphology and leaf anatomy, Telome theory, leaf ontogeny, leaf vernations, anatomy structure of C3 and C4 plants, metamorphosis of leaves, economic importance; Plant reproduction - vegetative and generative, metagenesis isomorphic and heteromorphic, modes of reproduction and developmental cycles in vascular plants; seed reproduction - morphology and anatomy of reproductive organs of ferns, gymnospermous and angiospermous plants; morphology, anatomy and dispersion of seeds and fruits.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration, Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The course deals with general information on Plant architecture.
Student will be able to after course: - describe the plant cell; - classify plant tissue; - Describe the anatomical and morphological structure of vegetative and generative plant organs and explain their evolution; - compare methods of reproduction in different groups of plants; - make a simple microscopic preparations.
Basics of microscopy techniques.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam

Theory and basic terms - test. Practical description of anatomical and morphological plant structure with emphasis on didactic types - verbal part of exam.Reguired participation in the exercises.
Recommended literature
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  • Bobák M. (1998). Botanika (anatómia a morfológia rastlín). SPN, Bratislava.
  • Campbell, N. A. a kol. (2006). Biologie. Computer Press, a.s., Brno, 1332 str.
  • Dickison W. C. (2000). Integrative Plant Anatomy. Harcourt, Academic Press, San Diego, London, Tokyo.
  • Pazourek J., Votrubová O. (1997). Atlas of Plant Anatomy. Peres Publishers, Praha.
  • Raven P. H., Evert R. F., Eichhorn S. E. (1999). Biology of Plants. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York.
  • Slavíková, Z. (2002). Morfologie rostlin. karolinum, Praha.
  • Vinter V. (2011). e-learning anatomie rostlin Olomouc.
  • Vinter V. a kol. (2013). e-learning morfologie rostlin
  • Vinter, V. (2013). Přehled morfologie cévnatých rostlin. Olomouc.
  • Vinter V. (2006). Základy anatomie cévnatých rostlin a anatomický atlas cévnatých rostlin. UP, Olomouc.
  • Vinter,V. (2009). Rostliny pod mikroskopem (Základy anatomie cévnatých rostlin). Olomouc.
  • Votrubová, O. (2010). Anatomie rostlin. Nakladatelství Karolinum, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Biology (1) Biology courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Physical Culture Biology (1) Biology courses 1 Summer