Course: Agricultural Crops

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Course title Agricultural Crops
Course code BOT/PRX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Křístková Eva, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Smýkal Petr, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Centres of origin. Evolution of crops.Cereals major species, minor species. Legumes. Tuber crops. Fruit trees and shrubs. Beverage crops. Herbs and spices. Vegetables. Oilseed and sugar crops. Fibre crops. Dyeing plants.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
Plants and men, beginnings of domestication and crop cultivation.
After attending the course, student should be able to: Describe various types of economically important plants; Explain origin of sected crops; Characterise the gene centres of selected economically important plants. Apply acquired knowledge in relation to other courses of Botany and during teaching the biology on basic schools.
Knowledge of plant morphology, system of higher plants, genetics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam

Knowledge in extent of the lectures, oral exam, 100% attendance at practices, identification of seeds and fruits of the most important crops (Czech and scientific name).
Recommended literature
  • Domin, K. (1945). Užitkové rostliny.
  • Hanelt, P., (ed.). (2001). Mansfeld's encyklopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops: (except ornamentals).. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Chloupek O. (2000). Genetická diversita, šlechtění a semenářství. 2. vydání, Academia, Praha.
  • Mareček, Pekárková a kol. (1994). Zahradnický slovník naučný. Ústav zemědělských a potravinářských informací, Praha.
  • Polívka, F. (1996). Užitkové a pamětihodné rostliny cizích zemí. Volvox Globator, Praha.
  • Schwanitz F. (1969). Vývoj kulturních rostlin. SZN Praha.
  • Valíček, P. et al. (2002). Užitkové rostliny tropů a subtropů. Praha: Academia.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Biology for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Science Botany (2015) Biology courses 1 Summer