The course should provide students with the tools to:
Knowledge and understanding acquire basic knowledge that allows students to recognize the structural, anatomical, phenological and reproductive elements of plants, their variants, and structural and functional modifications in relation to the growth environment, cultivation, and multiplication needs acquire basic knowledge on the physiology of plants in terms of growth, differentiation, productivity, adaptation and acclimation, and multiplication that allow understanding the responses of plants to the natural environment and agronomic techniques
Applying knowledge and understanding know how to use the knowledge acquired on the structure and physiology of plants as a person instrument for the prosecution of the university course know how to interpret the physiological needs of plants in a natural or anthropized environment with reference to plants in field crops and in controlled environments for nursery purposes know how to transfer knowledge of anatomy, development and reproduction of plants for the purposes of seed and nursery production
Making judgments know how to use the knowledge acquired on the structure and physiology of plants as an assessment basis for solving technical-professional problems related to seed and nursery production
Communication skills know how to use the knowledge and technical-scientific terminology acquired to interact and communicate in the academic and professional fields on aspects of botany and plant physiology
Learning skills being able to deepen technical-scientific aspects and themes relating to botany and plant physiology both in the academic field and in relation to professional practice.
Course: Botany and plant physiology Teacher Alberto Battistelli
Plants: diversity and role in ecosystems and agriculture Evolution and classification. The plant cells. Ontogenetic cycle and reproduction in plants Higher plant structure and tissues. Plant organs: the leaf, the stem, and the root. The seed. Practical activities: optical microscopy, leaves and floral components. Practical activities: agronomical experiments, crops structure, field analysis of physiological parameters. Biophysics and biochemistry of photosynthesis Structure and functions of the chloroplast. Light and photosynthesis. The solar radiations, the pigments and light absorption. Botany and Plant physiology TEacher: Alberto Battistelli The Calvin-Benson cycle. The photosynthetic product at the chloroplast level: starch synthesis. The photosynthetic products in the cytoplasm: the sucrose synthesis. Phloem transport, sink activity, starch, and sucrose catabolism, storage compound accumulation, source-sink relationships. Photosynthesis in the environment: structure of the photosynthetic apparatus and the role of environment (adaptation and acclimation to light, CO2, temperature, and water availability. C3, C4 and CAM photosynthetic metabolism. Plant and water relations. Plant respiration. Mineral nutrition. The hormone regulation of plant life. Light as a signal: photoreceptors, phytochrome, photomorphogenesis, photoperiodism. Seed physiology and germination.
1- Rascio Elementi di fisiologia vegetale. EDISES https://www.edises.it/docenti/rascio-elementi-di-fisiologia-vegetale.html
2- Ray F. Evert Susan E. Eichhorn La biologia delle piante di Raven. Zanichelli Settima edizione italiana condotta sull’ottava edizione americana https://staticmy.zanichelli.it/catalogo/assets/a05.9788808175045.pdf
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