Course: Botany of the lower plants

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Course title Botany of the lower plants
Course code KBI/BOT53
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 9
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ryplová Renata, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction into the subject 2. Universal classification of organisms Archea, Bacteria - Cyanobacteria, Eukaryota - Protozoa, Plantae, Chromista 3. Algae as a biological group. Phylogenesis and classification Protozoa - Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta, Dinophyta Chromista - Cryptistae - Cryptophyta Chromobiotae- Heterokontophyta, Haptophyta Plantae: Biliphytae - Glaucophyta, Rhodophyta Viridiplantae - Chlorophyta, Charophyta. 4. Fungi and fungal organisms as a biological group. Phylogenesis and classification Protozoa - Acrasiomycota, Myxomycota, Plasmodiophoromycota Chromista - Labirinthulomycota, Oomycota, Hyphochytriomycota Fungi: Chytridiomycota , Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota Lichenes as an ecological group Deuteromycota

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Skills training, Laboratory, Graphic and art activities
Learning outcomes
Theoretical knowledge of Thallobionta principle taxonomical groups and their evolution. Accented to detailed characteristic of didactically, economically and ecologically important taxa (parasitic taxa, function of algae and saprophytes in substance cycle in nature, utilization for human). Training focused on practical determination of algae and lichens, encompassment of biological drawing technique, working with field guide of algae and usage of microscopic technique. Volume: Structure of Thallobionta and mycetes, phylogenesis and taxonomy. Cyanobacteria, Rhodophyta, Dinophyta, Cryptophyta, Chromophyta, Euglenophyta, Chlorophyta, Charophyta.. Myxomycota, Plasmodiophoromycota, Perenosporomycota, Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Lichenes.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of important taxa of algae and mycetes, their importance in the nature and for human, their position in the trophic chain. Practical skills in collection and determination of taxa.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Interview, Combined exam

80% attendance at seminars, 60% pass rate in the tests, theoretical knowledge in the classification of lower plants
Recommended literature
  • Atlasy kloboukatých hub (různá vydání).
  • Balabán K.:. Lesnicky významné lišejníky, mechorosty a kapraďorosty.- SZN, Praha,230 s. 1966.
  • C. van den Hoeck, D. G. Mann, H. M. Jahns:. Algae, An introduction to phycology. Cambridge University Press. 1995.
  • Graham L.E. & Wilcox L.W.:. Algae. - Prentice Hall, 640 pp. 2000.
  • Kalina T.:. Systém a vývoj sinic a řas.-, UK Karolinum, Praha, 165 s. 1994.
  • Kalina T., Váňa J. Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biologii, Karolinum.. Praha, Karolinum, 2005.
  • Kremmer B.P., Muhle H.:. Lišejníky, mechorosty a kapraďorosty. Evropské druhy.- Ikar, Praha. 1998.
  • Peciar V., Červenka M., Hindák F.:. Základy systému a evolúcie vytrusných rastlín.- SPN, Bratislava, 381s. 1984.
  • Rabšteinek O., Poruba M., Skuhrovec J.:. Lišejníky, mechorosty a kapraďorosty ve fotografii.- SZN, Praha, 221 s. 1987.
  • Rosypal S. a kol.:. Fylogeneze, systém a biologie organismů.- SPN, Praha, s. 9-148. 1992.
  • Rosypal, S. a kol. Nový přehled biologie.. Praha, Scientia, 2003.
  • Svrček M. a kol.:. Klíč k určování bezcévných rostlin.-SPN,Praha, 1976.
  • Urban Z., Kalina T.:. Systém a evoluce nižších rostlin.- SPN, Praha, 415 s. 1980.
  • Váňa J.:. Systém a vývoj hub a houbových organismů.- UK Karolinum, Praha, 164 s. 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter