Overview of the major building plans: plants
|Course code module||1BBIO-022|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student can recognise different cell types and tissues which constitute the plant body and relate their localisation to function.
The student knows the recent theories about the evolution, anatomy and morphology of the major plant groups that constitute the current flora. He/She has an insight in the typical characteristics of each group and understands the evolutionary relationship between these groups. He/She can recognise the important structures of botanical species by means of macroscopic and light microscopic techniques, including the preparation of specimen for this.
3. Course content
The student is confronted with three main groups of organisms: algae, fungi and vascular plants. For each of them evolution is outlined. Angiosperms are focused on in detail. Hypotheses are discussed about the evolution of primitive land plants to flowering plants, the most successful group of plants in most ecosytems. The evolution line concerning the changes in morphology as well as in reproduction is outlined ending with the flowering plant.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesPractical sessions
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupExcursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, with oral presentationOral, without written preparationClosed bookMultiple choiceOpen questionsPractical exam
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Syllabus (Dutch) available at the central course service.
7. Recommended reading - study material
- Biology of Plants. Raven, Everet, Eichorn. Worth.
- Esau's Plant Anatomy, Evert, Wiley.
The teachers are available for further queestions
laatste aanpassing: last update: 20/01/2010 13:11 jan.vos