Bi2030c Higher plant phylogeny and diversity - practical course

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Olga Rotreklová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Kateřina Knotková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ester Michálková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Šímová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Šárka Špániková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Kristýna Veselá (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavel Veselý, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Petr Bureš, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Olga Rotreklová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Bi2030c/01: Mon 17:00–18:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/02: Mon 12:00–13:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/03: Tue 7:00–8:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/04: Wed 10:00–11:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/05: Tue 14:00–15:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/07: Wed 7:00–8:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Bi2030c/08: Tue 9:00–10:50 D36/225, O. Rotreklová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( Bi2030 High. plant phylog. & divers. )&&( Bi1090 Phylog. & diver. algae & fungi && Bi1090c Phyl. & div. algae & fungi -pr )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
System and evolution of plants is one of the introductory disciplines of biological study. The subject is intended for students of systematic biology and education. The lab is an integral part of the lectures and is intended to supplement knowledge gained from study with concrete images of live or preserved model plants. Annotated sketches of the observed models are prepared. Emphasis is on comparative morphology, especially in the case of the angiosperm families where a single "model species" is presented.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- to characterize and compare the features of the main representatives of higher plants;
- to prepare microscopic mounts of the higher plant parts important for their classification and determination;
- to apply the basic microscopic techniques and scientific drawing priciples in the biology of higher plants;
- to describe and summarize the basic features of the major clades of the higher plants;
- to identify and describe the basic trends in the evolution of life cycles across the lineages of higher plants
  • 1. a 2: Morphology of plant organs: root, stem, leaf, flower (+ types of pollination), fruit, spreading of diaspores; 3. Bryophyta; 4. Lycopodiophyta; 5. Psilotophyta a Equisetophyta; 5. Polypodiophyta 6. Gymnosperms 1: Cycadophyta a Pinophyta (Gingkoopsida); 7. Gymnosperms 2: Pinophyta (Pinopsida), Gnetophyta; 8-14. Selected important families of Angiosperms (depending on phenology).
  • SMEJKAL, Miroslav. Systém a evoluce vyšších rostlin. In Fylogeneze, systém a biologie organismů. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1992. p. 205-349. ISBN 80-04-22815-1. info
  • HENDRYCH, Radovan. Systém a evoluce vyšších rostlin : učební přehled [Hendrych, 1986]. 2. upr. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1986. 499 s. info
Teaching methods
lab practicals
Assessment methods
Lab protocols. Herbarium specimens. Written test. Credit.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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