Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Systematic Botany
Course code:SYB
Course title in language of instruction:Systematická botanika
Course title in Czech:Systematická botanika
Course title in English:Systematic Botany
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Helena Hanusová (instructor)
prof. RNDr. Ladislav Havel, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Martin Jiroušek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jan Winkler, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Magda Zdražílková, Ph.D. (instructor)
Aims of the course:The goal of this subject is to offer orientation in the system of lower autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms and higher plants. Students become familiar and understand evolution links between individual stages of development, they will be able to enumerate and recognize the most important representatives and to understand their position and importance in nature.
Emphasis is placed on their significance within the framework of ecosystems.
Course contents:
1.Introduction, Procaryota (allowance 2/2)
a.History of botany.
b.Major centers of diversity of cultivated plants.
c.Botanical nomenclature and classification categories.
d.Classification of organisms - an overview.
e.Procaryota - Cyanobacteria - human and ecological relevance.

2.Eucaryota - fungi and algae. (allowance 6/6)
a.Algae: Dinnoflagelates, Euglenoids, Cryptomonads, Golden Brown Algae, Diatoms, Red Algae,Green Algae
b.The plasmodial Slim molds, Water Molds, Chytrids.
c.Coenocytic True Fungi, Sac Fungi, Club Fungi, Imperfect Fungi.

3.Sporophytes. (allowance 2/2)
a.Bryophytes: Hornworts, Liverworts, mosses.
b.Lycopodiophytes, horsetails, ferns.

4.Gymnosperms (allowance 2/2)
a.The cycads, Ginkgo.
b.The conifers, the Gnetophytes.

5.Monocotyledons - Liliopsida (allowance 4/6)

6.Angiosperms - Rosopsida. (allowance 8/6)
b.Rosopsida - basal orders.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work independently
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of plant species determination
-Basic knowledge of the most important farm crops in Europe
-Knowledge of the system of fungi and fungi-like organisms
-Knowledge of the system of blue- green algae and algae
-Knowledge of the system of higher plants

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is finished and credits are obtained with successful completion of practical training (max. 2 excused absences are tolerated), submission of herbarium of 70 plants, and receiving at least 66% points of maximum from partial written tests and determination of plants (maximum 150, minimum 100 points). The examination consists of written and oral part. The written part consists of a written test. The minimum points which are necessary for to get to the oral part of the exam are 66% of maximum points.
Oral part - characteristics of individual systematic categories and enumeration of the most important representatives a and their importance.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     professional educational excursion24 h
     consultation4 h
     preparation for exam32 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing22 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • ŘEPKA, R. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J. Systematická botanika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 210 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-024-4.
  • JANSKY, S. -- STERN, K. -- BIDLACK, J. Introductory Plan Biology. London: McGraw-Hill, 2003. 624 p. ISBN 0-07-119900-4.
  • HEYWOOD, V. Flowering Plants of the World. London: B T Batsford Ltd, 1996. 335 p. ISBN 0-7134-7422-X.
Recommended reading list
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  • ROSYPAL, S. et al. Nový přehled biologie. 1st ed. Praha: Scientia, 2003. 797 p. ISBN 978-80-86960-23-4.
  • SLAVÍK, B. -- HEJNÝ, S. Květena České republiky. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1990. 540 p.
  • HEJNÝ, S. -- SLAVÍK, B. -- KIRSCHNER, J. -- KŘÍSA, B. Květena České republiky. 1st ed. 542 p. ISBN 80-200-0256-1.
  • SLAVÍK, B. Květena České republiky. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1995. 529 p. ISBN 80-200-0384-3.
  • SLAVÍK, B. -- CHRTEK, J. Květena České republiky. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1997. 568 p. ISBN 80-200-0590-0.
  • SLAVÍK, B. Květena České republiky. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2000. 770 p. ISBN 80-200-0306-1.
  • HENDRYCH, R. Systém a evoluce vyšších rostlin: učební přehled. 1st ed. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979. 517 p.
  • KÜHN, F. Botanika. Speciální botanika a geobotanika. Praha: SNP, 1992.
  • ROSYPAL, S. et al. Fylogeneze, systém a biologie organismů. 1st ed. Praha: SPN, 1992. 349 p. ISBN 80-04-22815-1.
  • NOVÁK, F A. Vyšší rostliny, I. a II. díl. Praha: Academia, 1978.
  • HEJNÝ, S. -- SLAVÍK, B. Květena České socialistické republiky. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1988. 557 p.