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Unit AEROBIOLOGY

Course
Biology
Study-unit Code
A000865
Curriculum
Biosanitario
Teacher
Emma Bricchi
Teachers
  • Emma Bricchi - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Emma Bricchi
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2019
Offered
2019/20
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
BIO/02
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
English
Contents
The atmosphere and aerobiological particles. Emission sources of aerobiological particles. Allergological implications. Aerobiological monitoring. Pollen morphology. Airborne pollen identification. Pollen viability tests.
Reference texts
- Books and material provided by the teacher
- Scientific literature, sitography.
- Atlas of arboreal and herbaceous airborne pollen (Bricchi. E, Mincigrucci G.)
Educational objectives
Knowledge of anemophilous plants and their flowering periods. Identification of main airborne pollen. Knowledge of aerobiological monitoring tecniques and laboratory methods to test pollen viability.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of Botany and foundations of Plant Biodiversity.
Teaching methods
Theoretical lessons and practical training.
Learning verification modality
Oral examination.
Extended program
The atmosphere and aerobiological particles. Aerobiological particles size. Sources of emission of aerobiological particles. Reproductive structures of Fungi, Bryophyta and Pteridophyta. Mycrosporogenesis and pollen development in Spermatophyta.
Identification of arboreal, shrubs and herbaceous plants responsible of allergenic pollen release. Phenological phases and flowering periods. Diffusion and transport. Influence of climatic conditions. Indoor and outdoor effects on people, animals, plants and on artistic patrimony. Allergological implications particularly regarding pollinosis. New and emerging pollinosis (Corylus, Cupressus, Ambrosia ecc.). Pollinosis and relation with spontaneous and ornamental vegetation. Pollen Morphology and identification keys. Methods in aerobiological monitoring of airborne pollen and spores.
The treatment and analysis of pollen samples from aerospora. Pollen calendars of pollen Family, Genus, Species. Methods for pollen viability and differentiation study. Pollen bioindicators of air pollution and plant health and/or fitness.
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