Anatomia e Organogénese Vegetal - Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 1 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: BIO
Level: Básico

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 33.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Maria Manuela Câmara de Gouveia
Maria Manuela Câmara de Gouveia

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino prático e laboratorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1. To gain an understanding of the formation and development of organs and the internal structure of vascular plants from the embryo to the adult plant.
2. To consider the development and phylogeny of the plant tissues and organs.
3. To discuss the importance and function of plant structures.
4. To distinguish anatomical features that allow plants to live and adapt to their habitats;
5. To provide skills in specimen preparation for microscopic observation.

At the end of this unit students should be able to:
1. describe and understand how a typical plant is formed. 
2. interpret the basic pattern of plant growth from different kinds of meristems and understand the relationships between primary growth and secondary growth.
3. relate the structure of particular types of cells and tissues to their functions.
4. compare structural differences among different organs and taxa of vascular plants.
5. discuss aspects of structure and function that makes plants to survive in diverse environments.

Evaluation Criteria

Students are evaluated as follows:
- two written lecture exams (60% of the final grade; minimum score 9.5 in the average scores);
- laboratory notebook, where students will sketch features of cells, tissues and internal plant structures (20% of final grade). This assessment includes the attendance and participation in laboratory classes.
- one laboratory exam (20% of the final grade; minimum score 9.5).

To be evaluated in the laboratory componentthe student has to attend at least 80% of classes taught.

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

1. Beck CB (2010). An Introduction to Plant Structure and Development. Plant Anatomy for the Twenty-first Century. Cambridge University Press.
2. Bowes BG, Mauseth JD (2008). Plant Structure: a colour guide. 2ª ed. London: Manson Publishing.
3. Cutler DF, Botha T, Stevenson DW (2008). Plant Anatomy: an applied approach. Oxford:Blackwell Publishing.
4. Dickison WC (2000). Integrative Plant Anatomy.  Academic Press, California.
5. Esau K (1977). Anatomy of Seed Plants. 2ªed. John Willey & Sons, New York.
6. Rudall PJ (2007). Anatomy of Flowering Plants. An Introduction to Structure and Development. 3ª ed. Cambridge University Press.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Student Support

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Segunda-feira: 11:00-12:00 e 17:30-18:30.

Outro dia e hora, deve ser previamente agendado.