Course syllabus A15-0038-B - Plant Physiology (FAaFR - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Plant Physiology
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Agrobiotechnology /2014/ - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 3. semester
General Agriculture - bachelor (required), 3. semester
General Agriculture - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Management of Plant Production - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
1 Wirtten test (20 points), 1 seminar work (10 points),
final examination 70 points

Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students obtain a complex view on life processes in plants, understand mechanisms of basic physiological processes from subcelullar to whole plant level and principles of their regulation by external and inner factors. Practically they are able to measure basic physiological parameters of plant water status, photosynthesis, growth, etc. by use of standard methods enabling the evaluation of their physiological status.
Course contents:
The subject is based on the knowledge of botany, biochemistry and biophysics. It develops information on physiological processes at different structural and functional level of plant organisms. It studies mechanisms of physiological processes, their regulation, mainly functional activity of cell compartments; uptake, transport and utilization of water, mineral nutrients, synthesis and use of asimilates; photosynthetic process, respiration, growth and development, plant movements, etc.; relation of physiological processes to yield formation, source and sink principles.

Recommended or required reading:
Kincl, M., Krpeš, V.: Základy fyziologie rostlin, Montanex a.s. 2000.
Masarovičová, E., Repčák a kol.: Fyziológia rastlín, UK Bratislava, 2002. 33 s.
Olšovská K., Brestič M a kol.: Fyziológia a ekofyziológia rastlín: systematický výkladový slovník. Vydavateľstvo SPU, Nitra, 2008, 168 s.
Procházka, S. a kol.: Fyziologie rostlin. Academia Praha, 1998. 484 s.
Šebánek J. a kol.: Fyziologie rostlin, SZN Praha, 1983
Švihra, J. a kol.: Fyziológia rastlín, Príroda, Bratislava, 1989. 348 s.
Zima, M. a kol.: Fyziológia rastlín. VES SPU, Nitra, 1999. 156 s.Šebánek, J. a kol.: Fyziologie rostlin. SZN, Praha, 1983. 560 s.
Zima, M. a kol.: Návody na cvičenia z fyziológie rastlín. Príroda, Bratislava, 1987. 172 s.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 956

17,3 %
12,3 %
24,8 %
21,2 %18,3 %6,1 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Marek Kovár, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Eleonóra Krivosudská, PhD. (instructor)
doc. Ing. Katarína Olšovská, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Marek Živčák, PhD. (instructor)
Last modification:
17. 10. 2018
prof. Ing. Marián Brestič, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/17/2018.

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