Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Practical Seminar of Phytopathology
Course code:FYTP
Course title in language of instruction:Fytopatologická praktika
Course title in Czech:Fytopatologická praktika
Course title in English:Practical Seminar of Phytopathology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master; master continuing; doctor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:prof. Dr. Ing. Libor Jankovský (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Dagmar Palovčíková (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:Aim of the study: microscopic of biotic agens of woody plant diseases, causes of infection and complex check of woody plant decline causes, identification of the disease agent.
Content: practical methods microscopic determination and cultivation methods of diseases based on diagnostics, making use for data processing of theses.
Course contents:
1.System and morphology of fungi (allowance 0/2)
a.General characteristic - cell, hypha, mycelium, spores and fruiting bodies
b.Fungi and fungi-like organisms in organismal kingdoms, fungal systematics
c.Characters selected of taxons

2.Optical microscopy (allowance 0/4)
a.Principle and structure of microscopes
b.Methods of microscopy, measurement optical constants, measurement sizes of objects, occupational safety
c.Types of microscopes and auxiliary microscopic instruments
d.Practical application of microscopy in phytopathology
e.Display of objects (drawing, photography, screening, software)
f.Protocol-making and determination

3.Sampling and preparation of plant material (allowance 0/4)
a.Histological technology and making of sections
b.Special application of microscopy -- staining, permanent sections
c.Conservation and identification of sections

4.Isolation of pathogens and cultivation under laboratory conditions (allowance 0/4)
a.Equipment of laboratory, occupational safety
b.Basic methods and substrate for fungal cultivation
c.Cultivated of concrete pathogens

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to make decisions
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-capacity to learn
-ethical commitment
-general knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of independent work with a microscope
-Ability of tree health assesment
-Ability to apply of branch knowledge for solutions of practice forestry problems.
-Ability to distinguish species important in forestry for various management regime.

Type of course unit:optional
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:Examination consists of protocols from samples diseases of trees, at least 3 (60%) properly determine and describe protocols (altogether in total make 5 protocols)
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice14 h
     laboratory work14 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     preparation for regular testing14 h
     elaboration of reports14 h
Total84 h

Basic reading list
  • BUTIN, H. Tree diseases and disorders: causes, biology, and control in forest and amenity trees. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. 252 p. ISBN 0-19-854932-6.
  • Plant pathology. 5th ed. Burlington: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. 922 p. ISBN 978-0-12-044565-3.
  • NIENHAUS, F. -- HELEBRANT, L. -- BUTIN, H. -- BÖHMER, B. Atlas chorob a škůdců okrasných dřevin. 3rd ed. Praha: Brázda, 1998. 287 p. ISBN 80-209-0275-9.
  • HARTMANN, G. -- BUTIN, H. -- NIENHAUS, F. Atlas poškození lesních dřevin: diagnóza škodlivých činitelů a vlivů : 517 barevných foto. 3rd ed. Praha: Brázda, 2001. 289 p. ISBN 80-209-0297-X.
  • PŘÍHODA, A. Lesnická fytopatologie. 1st ed. Praha: SZN, 1959. 363 p. Lesnická knihovna.
  • KŮDELA, V. et al. Obecná fytopatologie. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 1989. 387 p. ISBN 80-200-0156-5.
  • Field and Laboratory Guide to Tree Pathology. 2nd ed. San Diego: Academic Press, 1997. 358 p. ISBN 0-12-103982-X.
  • Diseases of trees and shrubs. 2nd ed. London: Cornell University, 2005. 660 p. ISBN 978-0-8014-4371-8.