Course: Cultivation of Experimental Plants 1

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Course title Cultivation of Experimental Plants 1
Course code BOT/PRAP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Křístková Eva, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Biodiversity, wild plant species, cultivated plants and their relationships, protection of biodiversity - institutions, laws; Technology of germplasm collections - acquisition, maintaining, description and use of samples, legislation aspects; Sources of biological material, its characteristics; Characteristics of biological material - seeds, bulbs, tubers, plants; Methods of experimental plants cultivation - pots, beds, substrates; Experiments with plats - design, setting, evaluation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
Students will learn methods and principles of managing experiments with plants.
After sttending the course, student should be able to: Select appropriate plant material, methods of cultivation and evaluation of experimental work; Propose aims of the experiments and its design; Set up the experiment, cultivation and evaluation; Analyse and interpret the results of experiments; Analyse the data and present them; Write an essay reporting the experiment; Apply knowledge of plant morphology, physiology, taxonomy and genetics.
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of botany.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Seminar Work

Knowledge of topics (lectures, practical exercises, recommended literature); 100% participation in practical exercises; work out the protocols from practical exercises; successful passing the test and determination of seed and fruits of common crops (Czech and scientific name).
Recommended literature
  • Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Secretarial of the Convention on Biological Diversity..
  • International Agenda for Botanical gardens in Conservation, published by Botanical Gardens Conservation International, 2000..
  • Materials of CWR, PGR Forum, Bioversity International, BGCI (web).
  • Bláha L., Šerá, B. (eds.). (2014). Příspěvky k problematice zemědělského pokusnictví. Praha, České Budějovice.
  • Dotlačil L., Stehno Z., Fáberová I., Holubec V. (2004). Rámcová metodika Národního programu konzervace a využívání genetických zdrojů rostlin a agro-biodiverzity.. Genetické zdroje č. 90, Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby Praha.
  • Ehrenbergerová J. (1995). Zakládání a hodnocení pokusů. Brno.
  • Guarino L., Ramanatha Rao V., Reid R. (eds). (1995). Collecting plant genetic diversity. Cambridge.
  • Houba M., Hosnedl V. (2002). Osivo a sadba.
  • Chloupek O. (2008). Genetická diverzita, šlechtění a semenářství. Praha .
  • McDonald M.B., Kwong F.Y. (2005). Flower seeds biology and technology. Wallington, Cambridge.
  • Primack R. B., Kindlmann P., Jersáková J. (2011). Úvod do biologie ochrany přírody. Praha, Portál.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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Faculty of Science Biology (1) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Physical Culture Biology (1) Biology courses 2 Winter
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