Course: Botany of the higher plants

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Course title Botany of the higher plants
Course code KBI/BOT54
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
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
Themes of the lectures 1. Introduction into the subject 2. Bryophytae, Embryophytae - Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta 3. Gymnospermae - Lyginodendrophyta, Cordaitophyta, Ginkgophyta, Pinophyta, Cycadophyta, Gnetophyta. 4. Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida Rosopsida - Ranunculidae, Proteidae, Caryophyllidae, Rosidae, Asteridae Liliopsida- Alismatidae Liliidae, Commelinidae Subjects of the practice 1. Gathering and practical determination of bryophytes, ferns, coniferous and flowering plants. 2. Working with a field guide. 3. Principles of gathering a preparation of higher plants, making of the herbarium.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Laboratory
Learning outcomes
Goals: Theoretical knowledge of higher plants principle taxonomical groups (bryophyte, ferns, gymnospermous and angiospermous plants) and their evolution. Accented to detailed characteristics of didactically, economically and ecologically important taxa. Fundamental information on important biocoenoses and function of particular taxa are included. Trainings concurs lectures with goal to manage principles of practical determination of bryophytes, ferns, coniferous and flowering plants. Accented to working with field guide of plants, to practical skills along determination single taxa and personal activity (gathering of plants). Contents: Cormobionta characteristics - attitudes to their evolution, important theories. Bryophyta, Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta, Cycadophyta, Pinophyta, Gnetophyta, Magnoliophyta - evolutional relationships, didactical types, economically and ecologically important taxa.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of principal taxonomical groups of higher plants (bryophyte, ferns, gymnospermous and angiospermous plants) and their evolution. Detailed characteristic of didactically, agriculturally and ecologically important taxa. Encompassment of work with plants determination keys, plants gathering and preparation.

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 higher plants
Recommended literature
  • Studijní materiály kat. botaniky Biol. Fak. JU, příp. kat. botaniky Přír. fak UK.
  • Dostál J.:. Nová květena ČSSR, díl 1. a 2.- Academia, Praha, 1548 s 1989.
  • Gazda J., Střihavková H., Toběrná V.:. Základy soustavné botaniky II.- SPN, Praha, 171 s. 1976.
  • Hadač E. a kol.:. Praktická cvičení z botaniky.- SPN, Praha, 294 s. 1967.
  • Hejný S., Slavík B. (eds.):. Květena ČR, 1.-7 díl. Academia, Praha..
  • Hendrych R.:. Systém a evoluce vyšších rostlin.- SPN, Praha, 499 s. 1979.
  • Judd S.W. et all. Plant Systematics and Phylogenetic approach.. Sinauer Ass., Sunderland, USA, 2008.
  • Kubát K. (ed.):. Klíč ke Květeně ČR.. Praha, Academia, 2002.
  • Novák F. A.:. Vyšší rostliny, díl 1. A 2. - Academia, Praha, 987 s. 1972.
  • Rosypal, S. a kol. Nový přehled biologie.. Praha, Scientia, 2003.
  • Sitte P. et all.:. Lehrbuch der Botanik für Hochschulen (Strasburger).- Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2002.

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: Summer