BIOLOGY AND BOTANY

Gestione e Valorizzazione delle Risorse Agrarie e delle Aree Protette BIOLOGY AND BOTANY

0712200003
DIPARTIMENTO DI FARMACIA
EQF6
GESTIONE E VALORIZZAZIONE DELLE RISORSE AGRARIE E DELLE AREE PROTETTE
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1ELEMENTI DI BIOLOGIA GENERALE MODULO DI BIOLOGIA E BOTANICA
321LESSONS
2BOTANICA MODULO DI BIOLOGIA E BOTANICA
642LESSONS
Objectives
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS THE ACQUISITION BY STUDENTS:
- THE BASIC PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THE ORGANISATION AND FUNCTION OF PROKARYOTIC AND EUKARYOTIC CELLS, THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF CELL COMPARTMENTS, THEIR ORIGIN, MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS PROCESSES AND REPRODUCTION OF ORGANISMS;
- PLANT CELL PECULIARITIES: CHARACTERISTICS, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE MAIN PLANT ORGANELLES, PHOTOSYNTHESIS, PLANT TISSUES AND THEIR GENESIS, PLANT BODY, TERRESTRIAL PLANT ORGANS AND APPARATUS, PHYTOHORMONES AND THEIR ROLE IN PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED FOR:
-ESTABLISH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE STRUCTURE AND THE FUNCTION OF THE VARIOUS TISSUES AND PLANT ORGANS;
RECOGNIZE AND DESCRIBE THE MAIN PLANT STRUCTURES AT THE LEVEL OF CELL, TISSUE AND ORGAN OF MONO- AND EU-DICOTYLEDONOUS PLANTS.
Prerequisites
IT IS REQUIRED THE ACQUISITION OF A PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BIOMOLECULES AND GENERAL CHEMISTRY AT THE LEVEL OF HIGH SCHOOL
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO UNITS:
-UNIT PRINCIPLE OF GENERAL BIOLOGY (3 CREDITS, 21 HOURS);
-UNIT BOTANY (6 CREDITS, 42 HOURS).

UNIT "PRINCIPLE OF BIOLOGY" INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
THE CELL: ORGANIZATION, PROKARYTIC AND EUKARYOYIC CELLS, DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLS, PLASMA MEMBRANE, CYTOPLASM AND NUCLEUS AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS, THE ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM, GOLGI COMPLEX, MITOCHONDRIA AND CELLULAR ENERGY-(1,5 CFU- 10,5 HR)
FROM DNA TO PROTEINS; (1 CFU-7 HR)
CELL REPRODUCTION: CELL CYCLE, MEIOSIS AND MITOSIS. (0,5 CFU-3,5 HR)

UNIT "BOTANY" INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
THE ORIGIN OF LIFE AND EVOLUTION, HETEROTROPHIC METABOLISM. PRINCIPLES OF BOTANY CLASSIFICATION. 3 H (1/2 CFU)
PLANT CELLS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF CELL WALL, VACUOLES AND PLASTIDS AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS 7H (1 CFU)
TISSUES OF THE PLANT BODY: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MERISTEMS. PERMANENT TISSUES: DERMAL TISSUES, GROUND TISSUES, VASCULAR TISSUES. 7 H (1 CFU)
PLANT ANATOMICAL ORGANIZATION: ROOT, SHOOT, LEAF, FLOWER. 7 H (1 CFU)
PLANT REPRODUCTION. THE ANGIOSPERMS AND THEIR REPRODUCTION CYCLES. 7 H (1 CFU)
THE FRUIT AND SEED DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. 4 H (1/2 CFU)


PRACTICE LAB: MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATION OF PLANT CELLS AND TISSUES (1.0 CFU). 7 H
Teaching Methods
UNIT "ELEMENTS OF GENERAL BIOLOGY"
-CLASS LECTURES, WITH THE SUPPORT OF SLIDES, DEDICATED EDUCATIONAL ANIMATIONS; ACCESS TO ON-LINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES;

UNIT BOTANY INCLUDES:
-CLASS LECTURES (5 CREDITS, 35 HOURS), WITH THE SUPPORT OF SLIDES, DEDICATED EDUCATIONAL ANIMATIONS; ACCESS TO ON-LINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES;
-PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE LAB (7 H): MICROSCOPE OBSERVATIONS IN AUTONOMY OF PLANT CELLS AND CELL ORGANELLES, ANATOMICAL AND HISTOLOGICAL STRUCTURES OF HIGHER PLANTS.
Verification of learning
THE ATTAINMENT OF THE TEACHING IS CERTIFIED BY PASSING AN EXAMINATION WITH AN ASSESSMENT IN THIRTIES.
THE EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF A WRITTEN TEST AND AN ORAL TEST WHICH SHALL TAKE PLACE ON CALENDAR DAYS TO BE TAKEN ON THE SAME APPEAL. EACH TEST SHALL BE EVALUATED IN THIRTIETH AND SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN PASSED WITH A MINIMUM MARK OF 18/30. THE FINAL VOTE, EXPRESSED IN 30/30, IS THE AVERAGE, WEIGHTED BY THE NUMBER OF CREDITS, OF THE VOTES OBTAINED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL UNIT. TO PASS THE EXAMINATION IT IS NECESSARY FOR EACH OF THE TWO MODULES TO OBTAIN A GRADE NOT LESS THAN 18/30.
UNIT "ELEMENTS OF GENERAL BIOLOGY" PROVIDES:
A WRITTEN TEST ON THE TOPICS OF THE COURSE, CONSISTING OF 30 MULTIPLE AND/OR DISCURSIVE QUESTIONS (45 MINUTES AVAILABLE; 18 POINTS MINIMUM FOR PASSING, MAX 30 POINTS); - THE WRITTEN TEST IS MANDATORY TO THE ORAL TEST
THE ORAL EXAMINATION CONSISTS OF A DISCUSSION AIMED OF VERIFYING: THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL CONTENTS AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETENCE REACHED IN THE EXPOSITION
DURING THE COURSE, THE ATTENDING STUDENT ALSO HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF PERFORMING TWO PARTIAL TESTS (IN-ITINERE)
THE DATES FOR THESE TESTS ARE DETERMINED ANNUALLY, AGREED WITH THE STUDENTS, AND COMMUNICATED TO THE STUDENTS WELL IN ADVANCE. THE PASSING OF PARTIAL TESTS MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM THE WRITTEN TEST. THE EXEMPTION APPLIES EXCLUSIVELY TO THE EXAMINATION SESSION IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TEACHING SESSION.
UNIT "BOTANY" PROVIDES:
-A WRITTEN TEST (70 MINUTES), CONSISTING OF MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (16) AND DISCURSIVE QUESTIONS (4). THE QUESTIONS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE COURSE PROGRAMME AND ARE AIMED AT VERIFYING THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE PROPOSED PROBLEMS AND THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING. THE WRITTEN TEST IS MANDATORY TO THE ORAL TEST -
THE ORAL EXAMINATION SHALL CONSIST OF A DISCUSSION OF A DURATION NOT EXCEEDING 30 MINUTES IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN: THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL CONTENTS AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETENCE ATTAINED IN THE EXPOSITION: THE PROPERTIES OF LANGUAGE, THE LOGICAL CAPACITY AND DEDUCTIVE AND THE LEVEL OF COMPETENCE REACHED IN THE EXPOSITION, ABILITY TO ARGUE, AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT IN PROPOSING THE MOST APPROPRIATE APPROACH
DURING THE COURSE, THE STUDENT ALSO HAS THE POSSIBILITY OF CARRYING OUT TWO PARTIAL TESTS (IN-ITINERE); A FIRST IN-ITINERE TEST ON: ORIGIN OF LIFE AND EVOLUTION, AUTOTROPHIC AND HETEROTROPHIC METABOLISM, PLANT CELL, PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PLANT TISSUES, CONSISTING OF 14 BLOCKED MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND 4 DISCURSIVE QUESTIONS (60 MINUTES; MINIMUM 18 , MAXIMUM 30 POINTS).
A SECOND IN-ITINERE TEST ON: THE LEAF ANATOMY, STEM, ROOT, FLOWER, REPRODUCTION, FERTILISATION, FRUIT AND SEED CONSISTING OF 14 BLOCKED MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND 4 DISCURSIVE QUESTIONS (60 MINUTES; MINIMUM 18 , MAXIMUM 30 POINTS)
THE DATES FOR THESE TESTS ARE ESTABLISHED ANNUALLY AND AGREED WITH THE ATTENDING STUDENTS, AND COMMUNICATED TO THE STUDENTS IN ADVANCE.
FOR STUDENTS WHO DID NOT TAKE THE INTER-COURSE TESTS, THE EXAM CONSISTS OF A WRITTEN TEST ON THE TOPICS OF THE COURSE.
Texts
REFERENCE TEXT BOOKS

UNIT:: PRINCIPLES OF GENERAL BIOLOGY
DAVID SADAVA DAVID M. HILLIS H. CRAIG HELLER SALLY HACKER-LIFE: THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGY-

UNIT: BOTANY:

MAUSETH J. M. -BOTANY: AN INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOLOGY 6TH EDITION-

ADDITIONAL REFERENCE TEXTS

SOLOMON, MARTIN,MARTIN, - BIOLOGY 11TH EDITION
POPPER -PRINCIPLES OF CELL BIOLOGY

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ON SPECIFIC TOPICS POORLY TREATED OR ABSENT IN THE SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS, WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE TEACHERS AND AVALAIBLE ON TEAMS
More Information
PRINCIPLE OF GENERAL BIOLOGY: PROF SILVIA FRANCESCHELLI
BOTANY: PROF NUNZIATINA DE TOMMASI
LECTURES IN ITALIAN

LOCATION DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACY
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