Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Plant Physiology
Course code:KFR
Course title in language of instruction:K-Fyziologie rostlin
Course title in Czech:K-Fyziologie rostlin
Course title in English:Plant Physiology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 19/10
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FH
Name of lecturer:Dr. Ing. Helena Fišerová (instructor, lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Ladislav Havel, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
RNDr. Ing. Marek Klemš, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer)
Aims of the course:The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic life processes of plant organism, to explain any significant happening and reaction, which affect and makes the life of plants.
Course contents:
1.introduction to plant physiology, plant cell physiology (allowance 1/0)
2.osmotic adjustment and water balance of plants (allowance 2/0)
3.mineral nutrition of plants and deficiencies and assimilation of macroelements (allowance 2/2)
4.photosynthesis, physiological and ecological considerations (allowance 2/1)
5.respiration and lipid metabolism, heterotrophy (allowance 1/1)
6.stress and plant defens and secondary metabolism of plants (allowance 1/0)
7.growth, development and differentiation of plants, ontogenesis (allowance 2/0)
8.plant hormones and signalisation, environmental factors of growth (allowance 2/2)
9.integrity of plants and correlation of growth (allowance 1/4)
10.regeneration in vivo and in vitro, morphogenesis (allowance 2/2)
11.plant sexual and asexual reproduction, onthogenetic phenomena (allowance 2/0)
12.reaction of plants to environmental factors and movements of plants (allowance 1/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to solve problems
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge of the principles of substance and energy transformations in organisms.
-Ability to evaluate the influence of physiological processes on plant products
-Ability to evaluate the influence of physiological processes on the interaction of plants and environment
-Knowledge of plant reproduction
-knowledge of structure of plant body
-Knowledge physiological processes in plants
-Skills with application of experiments studying physiological processes

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:To successfully complete the course, it is necessary to pass the exercises and pass the exam successfully. Successful completion of the exercises requires attending the exercises (tolerated with 2 hours of excused absences), elaboration of protocols from the topics discussed.The exam is written and oral. The written test is 20 questions and 65% correct answers entitles applicants to the oral test of the 4 randomly selected questions. The questions correspond to the topics of the syllabus. Successful completion requires at least 65% of the knowledge questions.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture19 h
     practice3 h
     seminar2 h
     laboratory work5 h
     consultation18 h
     preparation for exam100 h
     elaboration of reports21 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • HRADILÍK, J. et al. Fyziologie rostlin: (návody do cvičení). 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita, 1998. 183 p. ISBN 80-7157-323-X.
  • MASAROVIČOVÁ, E. -- REPČÁK, M. et al. Fyziológia rastlín. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 2002. 303 p. ISBN 80-223-1615-6.
  • PROCHÁZKA, S. -- KREKULE, J. -- MACHÁČKOVÁ, I. Fyziologie rostlin. Academia , 1998. 484 p. ISBN 80-200-0586-2.