Learning outcomes of the course unit
Achievement of basical knoweledge of:
1) morphological and functional features of vascular plants
2) general features of the different classes of plant organisms
Course contents summary
Survey on plant organism:
Differences between plants and animals. Plants as primary producers. Autotrophy and eterotrophy.
Analysis of the plant body: plant cytology (with special regards to organelles peculiar of plants (plastids, vacuoles, cell wall), histology and anatomy of vascular plants. Reproduction in plants. Biological cycles
Analysis of the evolutive steps leading from prokaryotes to angisperms.
Overview of the main features of different organism classes: procariotes, fungi, algae, bryophytes, pterdiphytes, spermatophytes
Gerola et al. "Biologia e diversità dei vegetali" Ed. UTET
Raven et al. "Biologia delle Piante" Ed. Zanichelli 6° edizione
Test with multiple choice and open questions