Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Plant Physiology 1
Course code:FYR1
Course title in language of instruction:Fyziologie rostlin 1
Course title in Czech:Fyziologie rostlin 1
Course title in English:Plant Physiology 1
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (7 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/3
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FA
Name of lecturer:RNDr. Ing. Marek Klemš, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Kamila Lónová (instructor)
Aims of the course:Physiological functions of plant structures (cell organels, tissues, organs and the whole organism) will be presented. The students will attain knowledge of physilogical finctions of the plant organim and corresponding methods for their observation and measurement. The skills in laboratory equipment operation will be attained in the practical training.
Course contents:
1.Principles of the most important metabolic processes like transport of substances, nutrition, respiration, photosynthesis, movement, growth and development, stress reactions and environmental adaptation. In practical courses, the chosen experiments illustrate principles concerned with the most general aspects of plant physiology and show basic methods of determination problems, stress metabolic and growth function which influenced specifity of plant part important for economy. (allowance 12/12)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills from the area of plant physiology
-Ability to evaluate the influence of physiological processes on plant products
-Ability to evaluate the influence of physiological processes on the interaction between plants and environment
-Gaining experience with application of experiments studying physiological processes
-Knowledge physiological processes in 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 (participation in the laboratory work /excused 2 absences from 12 excercises are tolerated/, submission of protocols from laboratory topics, and presentation of results. The examination consists of written and oral part. The written part consists of a written test (20 short questions). The minimum points which are necessary for to get to the oral part of the exam are 50 % of maximum points. The oral part of the exam consists of 4 randomly selected questions. The questions relate to the syllabus topics. At least 50% of an excellent answer is necessary to pass the oral part successfully.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice6 h
     laboratory work30 h
     consultation11 h
     preparation for exam60 h
     preparation for regular testing30 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     elaboration of reports25 h
Total196 h

Basic reading list
  • PROCHÁZKA, S. et al. Fyziologie rostlin. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1998. 484 p. ISBN 80-200-0586-2.
  • KLEMŠ, M. -- SLÁMOVÁ, Z. -- VÍTKOVÁ, H. Praktikum z fyziologie rostlin. Brno: Ediční středisko MZLU Brno, 2007. 166 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-073-2.
  • PROCHÁZKA, S. et al. Botanika: morfologie a fyziologie rostlin. 3rd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2007. 242 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-125-8.
Recommended reading list
  • HOPKINS, W G. -- HÜNER, N P. Introduction to plant physiology. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. 560 p. ISBN 0-471-37917-4.
  • TAIZ, L. -- ZEIGER, E. Plant physiology. 4th ed. Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, 2006. 764 p. ISBN 978-0-87893-856-8.