Course: Plant Systematics


Course description:


1.   Introduction to plant systematics.

2.   Levels of organisation in plant morphology (Protista-Thallophyta-Plantae).

3.   Plant reproduction.

4.   The concept of species. Categories of classification. Systems of classification (a historical outline) and nomenclature. The dendrogram of the organisms and divisions: Schizophyta: class I, Bacteria and class II, Cyanobacteria, Phycophyta, Mycophyta, Lichenophyta, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta.  Spermatophyta: main groups, important characteristics and typical representatives of the sporophytes. Phylogenetics and systematics. Vegetative (asexual) and sexual reproduction organs. Pollination-fertilisation. Systematic classification. Most important families, genera and species of dicotyledons and monocotyledons of angiosperms.



Teaching aids: "Systematic Botany (Angiosperms)" by M. Stefanaki

"Systematic Botany - Identification keys" by M. Stefanaki

Examination: Oral and written