Bi1090 Phylogeny and diversity of algae and fungi

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Petr Hrouda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Hutňan Chattová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Hrouda, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Petr Hrouda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 9:00–10:50 B11/132
Bi1090c Phyl. & div. algae & fungi -pr || NOW ( Bi1090c Phyl. & div. algae & fungi -pr )
Basic knowledge of the system of organisms.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course presents an overview of cyanobacteria, algae, fungi and similar organisms, based on recently accepted classification. The students are introduced into their phylogenetic relations, important groups and their representatives.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course (in the case of successful finishing) students should be able to:
classify particular taxa of described organisms in natural system;
characterize particular groups, describe their characters and life processes;
understand evolutionary consequences among particular groups.
  • Basic survey of the groups of organisms, assessment of phylogenetic relations. Taxonomic units, methods of classification.
  • Prokaryota: classification of cyanobacteria in recent system. Eukaryota: endosymbiotic origin of the semiautonomous organelles. Overview of the whole system of eucaryotic organisms, division to kingdoms, relationships.
  • Survey of the particular divisions of cyanobacteria algae, fungi and "fungi-like organisms", their classification on lower levels: classes and orders. Basic characteristics, their function in the ecosystems, their importance. Recent opinions to the position of the mentioned groups in the system of all organisms (different kingdoms).
  • 1. Cyanobacteria.
  • 2. isolated groups of unicellular algae: Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta.
  • 3. isolated autotrophic groups of kingdom Chromalveolata: Dinophyta, Cryptophyta, Haptophyta.
  • 4. autotrophic Chromalveolata (continued): Heterokontophyta (Chrysophyceae, Synurophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae).
  • 5. phylogenetic basis of kingdom Plantae, subkingdom Biliphytae: Glaucophyta, Rhodophyta.
  • 6. Plantae, subkingdom Viridiplantae, clade Chlorophytae: Chlorophyta (Prasinophyceae, Ulvophyceae and related classes, Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyceae).
  • 7. Plantae, subkingdom Viridiplantae, clade Streptophytae: Charophyta (Klebsormidiophyceae, Charophyceae and related classes, Zygnematophyceae).
  • 8. kingdom Amoebozoa: Mycetozoa, isolated groups of similar ameboid organisms: Acrasida, Plasmodiophorida.
  • 9. heterotrophic Chromalveolata: Labyrinthulomycota, Peronosporomycota (Oomycota), Hyphochytriomycota.
  • 10. kingdom Opisthokonta, phylogenetic basis of subkingdom Fungi: Chytridiomycota, Blastocladiomycota.
  • 11. Fungi (continued): basic characteristics of "eumycetous fungi", Zygomycota, Glomeromycota.
  • 12. Fungi (continued): Ascomycota (Taphrinomycotina, Saccharomycotina, Pezizomycotina).
  • 13. Fungi (continued): artificial groups Deuteromycota and Lichenes.
  • 14. Fungi (continued): Basidiomycota (Pucciniomycotina, Ustilaginomycotina, Agaricomycotina).
    recommended literature
  • KALINA, Tomáš and Jiří VÁŇA. Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biologii. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2005. 606 s. ISBN 9788024610368. info
    not specified
  • KALINA, Tomáš. Systém a vývoj sinic a řas. 2. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 165 s. ISBN 8071846112. info
  • VÁŇA, Jiří. Systém a vývoj hub a houbových organismů. 2. vydání. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 164 stran. ISBN 8071846031. info
  • ŠPAČEK, Jan. Hlenky, houby, řasy. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. 134 s. ISBN 8021021578. info
Teaching methods
Annual course, 2 hours lecture (complemented with practice Bi1090c) per week.
Assessment methods
Oral exam, comprising of two parts (cyanobacteria and algae / slime moulds, fungi and lichens); one general and one systematic question in each part.
Exceptionally (usually in the end of exam period) written test exam, 40 questions.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Podmínkou připuštění ke zkoušce je udělení zápočtu ze cvičení Bi1090c.
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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