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Plant Biology

Code 12808
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/T(30H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Biology
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery Face-to-face with recourse to e-learning
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This Course aims to convey the basics of Plant Biology to understand the plant cells, plant tissues and structure-function of different organs. Describe the evolutionary processes of adaptation along the phylogenetic scale and the processes regulated by plant hormones.
At the end of the course the student should be able to
combine the basic knowledge acquired in the Course to:
- Describe the plant cells, plant tissues and structure-function of different organs;
- Identify individuals from the different stages of plant adaptation;
- Describe and discuss processes regulated by plant hormones.
Syllabus Introduction to botany. Plant cell. Photosynthesis. Plant taxonomy and the study of the major families. General
characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic algae, mosses and ferns. General characterization of
Gymnosperms and Angiosperms. Plant tissues: primary and secondary growth, morphogenesis and
differentiation; fundamental tissues, and vascular coating. Anatomy of root, stem, leaf and flower. Growth of
cells and organs in plants. Processes regulated by plant hormones. Phytochemistry.

Practical classes:
Structures of plant cells under the microscope;
The color of anthocyanins as a function of pH Isolation of chloroplasts in spinach;
Study of chromoplasts in petals from Gerbera L, in carrots and tomatoes;
Study of vacuoles in Allium cepa (onion);
Visualization of C3, C4 and CAM plant cells on the Scanning Electron Microscope;
Visualization of microscope preparations.
Main Bibliography 1. Required reading
P. H. Raven; R.F. Evert; S. E. Eichhorn, (2005), Biology of Plants, 7th ed, W.H. Freeman, New York.
P. H. Raven; R.F. Evert; S. E. Eichhorn, (2007), Biologia Vegetal, 7a ed, Guanabara Koogan, Rio de Janeiro.

2. Recommended reading:
G. H. Orians; W. K. Purves; D. E. Sadava; H. C. Heller, (2003) Life: The Science of Biology, 7th ed, W.H.Freeman, New York.
K. R. Stern, J. Bidlack, S. Jansky, K. Stern, (2003), Introductory Plant Biology 9th ed, McGraw-Hill.
W.S. Viegas, L.M. Cecílio, (1998), Biologia Vegetal, Universidade Aberta.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching methodology includes: Verbal The transmission of the syllabus is fundamentally of an expository character. . However, it is also envisaged that questions and explanation also take place Intuitive – The use of audio-visual presentation of thematic contents facilitates the understanding and learning. Active -Implementation of individual and group work, including exercises, laboratory experiments, research subjects with tutorial guidance.
The evaluation will be:
-Theoretical: average of 2 tests or final exam (85%). The average of 2 tests must be equal to or greater than 9.5 points or a final exam, where it will be necessary to obtain a minimum grade of 9.5 points.
The 1st and 2nd tests are worth 20 points. Only students with a minimum grade of 6.0 values or more will be able to take the 2nd test.
The evaluation of practical classes will be carried out through an assessment test of practical knowledge (15%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-06-06

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