Course: Botany

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Course title Botany
Course code 2220/HABO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Krejcarová Jana, MVDr.
Course content
Lectures: 1st lecture Fundamentals of anatomy (cell walls, tissue types, plant cell, root, stem, leaf and flower) and morphology of plants. 2nd lecture Basic characteristics of plants. Basics of taxonomy. Characteristics of monocots and dicots. 3rd lecture Characteristics of plants with regard to nutrition. Their economic use. Economically important plants, weeds, medicinal plants and toxic plants. 4th lecture Botanical and biological characteristics of grasses. 5th lecture Biological and botanical characteristics of cereals. 6th lecture Clovers as a source of fodder plants for grazing livestock. 7th lecture Botanical and biological characteristics of legumes. 8th lecture Root crops and their botanical and biological characteristics. 9th lecture Botanical and biological characteristics of oil seed plants. The use of oil seed plants as feed components in oil industry by-products, oilcake and meal. 10th lecture Weedy and wild plant species in meadow and pasture. Botanical characteristics of plant species and individual representatives. Nutritional and dietetic primary importance in animal nutrition. 11th lecture Medicinal plants. The most significant wild growing species and their classification. Anatomical, morphological and botanical characteristics of medicinal plants. Their properties, effects and uses. Dietetic and nutritional importance of medicinal plants for animals. 12th lecture Medicinal plants cultivated in agricultures. 13th lecture Wild species of toxic plants I. 14th lecture Wild species of toxic plants II. Practical work: 1st practical work Taxonomy. Histology. Microscopy (plant cell, tissue types). 2nd practical work Morphology. Microscopy (plant organs I). 3rd practical work Morphology. Microscopy (plant organs II). 4th practical work Agricultural grasses. Practical knowledge of the most significant species and their botanical characteristics. 5th practical work Cereals. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 6th practical work Clovers. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 7th practical work Legumes. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 8th practical work Root crops. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 9th practical work Oil seed plants. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 10th practical work Plants of pastures and meadows. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 11th practical work Weeds. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 12th practical work Medicinal plants. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 13th practical work Toxic plants I. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. 14th practical work Toxic plants I. Practical knowledge of each species and their botanical characteristics. The credit test. Award of credit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified
Learning outcomes
Theoretical knowledge of the most important taxons of forage. Dietetic and nutritional importance in animal nutrition. Determination of weeds in agriculture. Individual plant taxons occurring in meadows and pastures. Special focus on medicinal and toxic plants growing in the wild in terms of pharmacology and toxicology. Determination of the best known plant species in biocenosis and agricultural.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Requirements to obtain a credit: Maximum 1 absence during practical work. Protocols from microscopy of plants (1st and 2nd practical work). Visit the Botanical Garden and protocol from this visit. Herbal creation. Pass the credit test (1st part - written test from practicals and lectures, 2nd part recognition of plants).
Recommended literature
  • A.V.S.S. Sambamurty, N.S. Subrahmanyam. ? Economic Botany of Crop Plants. 2000.
  • Bonjean A.P. The World Wheat Book: a history of wheat breeding. Lavoisier Paris, 2001.
  • Frohne , D. ? Poisonous Plants. London, 2005.
  • Chapman G. An Introduction to the Grasses. Oxon UK, 1992.
  • Lewis S. Nelson, Richard D. Shih. ? Handbook of Poisonous Injurious Plants. 2006.
  • M.K. Ray. ? Medicinal plants. Biodiversity and Drugs. 2012.
  • Nancy J. Turner, Patrick von Aderkas. ? Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms. 2009.
  • Peterson L.A. Edible Wild Plants. 1977.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology - (12) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 1 Summer