BIO247 Botany of food plants
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Course responsible: Aasmund Bjørnstad
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
There is only room for 12-15 students at a time. If there are more students, it will be considered to add another group.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2016H
BSc Plant Sciences bachelor
The course covers morphological and anatomical features of cultivated plants, with special emphasis on economically important parts and on methods of vegetative propagation. The practicals (3 h per week) follow the life cycle of plants from seed to seed, and asexual reproduction of ornamentals, fruits and potatoes by cuttings, grafting etc.
- To know important botanical concepts in plant anatomy and plant morphology
- To relate them to important plant products in agricultural and horticultural crops
- To know the most common methods for vegtative production in plants
Practicals (with instruction) 3 h per week for 13 weeks and writing a report.
Fronter. Discussions during practicals and report writing.
Raven's Biology of Plants,is recommendend as background for BIO247.
Skjelvåg, A.O. (2011) Frå frø til frø. Kompendium på Fronter (in Norwegian)
Billing Hansen, O (1997) Planteformering. Andre utgåve. Kompendium på Fronter (in Norwegian)
Supplert med øvingshefte.(in Norwegian)
BOT100 and BOT130, or equivalent
BIO120 or equivalent is advisable.
Report and practicals are mandatory.
Written examination with multiple choice (3 hours), A - E / Ikke bestått
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Supplement BIO244 and BIO245, with limited overlap in some practicals.
Type of course:
3 h per week
Mandatory for B-PV, but also recommended for B-BIOL, B-BIOTEK, M-LUN, B-MAT and others.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått