Learning outcomes of the course unit
Know the characteristics of the cell, the tissues and the main functions of plant organs for the purpose of acquiring elements that allow them to be recognized and described, and their use by animals
Course contents summary
The constituents of living organisms: organic matter and inorganic matter.
Autotrophism and heterotrophism. Some aspects of plant metabolism: photosynthesis; assimilation of nitrogen; taking up of the main mineral elements
Prokaryotes. Saprophytism and symbiosis. Rhizobium-leguminose symbiosis. Eukaryotes:cell walls, plastids, vacuols. Cell development and differentiation. Plant tissues and their functions. Vegetative and reproductive systems. Products of secondarymetabolism. Angiosperms
BOCCHI A.: Elementi di Botanica, ed. Libreria Goliardica Parmense, 1977 - available from the General Library of the Faculty.
GEROLA F.M., GEROLA P.D.: Botanica, Ed. UTET, Torino, 1988.
PUPILLO P., CERVONE F., CRESTI M., RASCIO N.: Biologia Vegetale,
Zanichelli editore Bologna,2003