Botany (Plant Systematics-Anatomy)
The course is an introduction to plant science. The students are able to explore the morphology, anatomy, growth, reproduction, taxonomy, and ecology of plants. The first unit aims to introduce to the students, the structure and function of the typical plant cells. The next unit explores the structure and function of the plant tissues, and the third one the morphology, structure and function of the plant organs. The fourth unit deals with the objectives, aims and methodology of Plant Systematics, focusing on evolution, diversification, morphological characteristics and classification of Spermatophytes (Gymnosperms and Angiosperms).
The course aims to explore, the different organization levels of the plants (cells-tissues-organs), focusing on the structure – function relationship. At the same time, is an introduction to diversity and classification of plant species. Both the theory and the laboratory classes, offer necessary knowledge for a number of agronomical courses, along with the understanding of the plant species. Additionally, new skills are built; the use of microscope and the stereoscope for observing and recognizing anatomical and morphological characters and features. Using examples and applications, the obtained knowledge is linked to the agronomical and agricultural sector.