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Teaching: Fundamental botany

Degree CourseDegree course in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences [L-25] D. M. 270/2004
CurriculumBIOTECNOLOGIE - Regulations 2014
PrerequisitesInformation currently not available - Italian version
Assessment methods

Oral test

Examinations' grades statisticsInformation currently not available - Italian version
Examinations' dates

Following the calendar of Exams

Recommended optional coursesInformation currently not available - Italian version
LecturerMarco Fornaciari Da Passano
TypeBasic formative activities
Implementation proceduresConventional
Course content

Origin, evolution and functions of living organisms. The principal steps of live on earth. The principal levels of morphological organization in the plants: thallophytes, cormophytes. Morphological organization in the root, stem and leaf. Metamorphoses. The cell, characters and functions; growth and differentiation of vegetal cells; meristems and tissues. Morphological aspects of germination: embryo, organogenesis. The root, stem and leaf: anathomy and functions in monocotyledones and dycotyledones. The flowers and sexual reproduction.


Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Cell wall, plastids, vacuoles. Meristems. Vegetal tissues. Plant anatomy-organography.

Mode of delivery

Lessons and pratical training

Recommended reading

1. PASQUA G., ABBATE G., FORNI C., Botanica generale e Diversità vegetale, PICCIN, Padova.

2. ROMANO B., Appunti di botanica ambientale ed applicata, Margiacchi-Galeno Editrice, Perugia, 2003

3. ROMANO B., Appunti di biologia vegetale - La cellula, Margiacchi-Galeno Editrice, Perugia, 2005

4. ROMANO B., Appunti di biologia vegetale - Istologia ed Anatomia vegetale, Margiacchi- Galeno Editrice, Perugia, 2005

Learning outcomes

Knowledges (minimum 10 most important)

1. Plant cytology.

2. Nucleus and cell division.

3. Classification and function of Plastids.

4. Description and function of the vacuole.

5. Origin, function, description of the cell wall and its secondary changes.

6. Organization and function of plant tissues.

7. The Secondary Meristems and Secondary growth.

8. Anatomical organization of Plants.

9. Morphology of Plants.

10. Morphological changes of stem, root and leaves.

Abilities (minimum 7 most important)

1. Knowledge of optical and electronic microscopies.

2. Knowledge of techniques of double staining.

3. Knowledge of techniques of cutting plant material (microtome and ultramicrotome).

4. Preparation of plant material for Cyto-histological observation.

5. Preparation of plant materials for anatomical observation.

6. Removing and observation of plant material for the morphological study.

7. Preparation of material related to morphological changes.

Behaviors (at least the 2 most important)

1. Mastery of the techniques acquired.

2. Mastery of the knowledge acquired.

Teaching period

October 2014 - January 2015

Teaching calendar

1 semester

Teaching supportInformation currently not available - Italian version
Teaching languageItalian

not compulsory


Borgo XX Giugno - Monumenthal Abbey of S. Peter

Individual study
Integration to teaching activity
PeriodI semestre
NotesInformation currently not available - Italian version
Consulting hoursMonday-Thursday-Friday 8:30-10.30 a.m.
Consulting locationc/o Apllied and Environmenthal Botany. Section of Dep. of Applied Botany. 3rd cloister 1st floor
ECTS code2014 - 1595

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