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Phycology II - MB120P89
Title: Algologie II
Czech title: Algologie II
Guaranteed by: Department of Botany (31-120)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: 5
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. Mgr. Pavel Škaloud, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. RNDr. Yvonne Němcová, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Jiří Neustupa, Ph.D.
RNDr. Martina Pichrtová, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Pavel Škaloud, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jan Šťastný, Ph.D.
In complex pre-requisite: MB120C12
Annotation -
The lectures are given in English.

That course continues from the winter semester. The second set of the algal group will be discussed: Raphidophyceae, Haptophyta, Glaucophyta, Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta, Charophyta. The main attention will be paid to the evolution, morphology, ultrastructure, systematic position, biodiversity, biogeography, biotechnology. Many species from the living specimens, cultures or preserved material will be demonstrated in the laboratories.
Last update: Neustupa Jiří, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (05.09.2019)
Literature - Czech

Kalina T., Váňa J. (2005): Sinice, řasy, houby, mechorosty a podobné organismy v současné biolo-gii. Karolinum, Praha.

Kaštovský, J., Hauer, T., Geriš, R., Chattová, B., Juráň, J., Lepšová-Skácelová, O., Pitelková, P., Puzstai, P., Škaloud, P., Šťastný, J., Čapková, K., Bohunická, M. & Mühlsteinová, R. (2018)
Atlas sinic a řas ČR, Powerprint.
 - 864 pp. - 1st part - 2nd part

Lee, R.E. (2008): Phycology. (Fourth edition). - Cambridge University Press, New York, 547 p. (

Last update: Škaloud Pavel, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (17.09.2020)
Requirements to the exam -

To successfully complete the couse, it is required to pass both the determination test and oral exam. In addition, the students should present ca 1-2 papers related to the field of study

Last update: Škaloud Pavel, doc. Mgr., Ph.D. (24.10.2019)
Syllabus -

1. Raphidophyceae, Haptophyta. Characteristics, cellular morphologz, systematics.

2. Plantae - characteristics, Biliphyta, Viridiplantae. Glaucophytes, Rhodoplantae. Charcteristics, evolutionary relations, cellular and thallus morphology, biogeopgraphy and biotechnology. Extremophilic cyanidiophytes. Diversity and distribution of multicellular rhodophytes.

3. Chlorophyta. Characteristics, traditional and modern taxonomic classification schemes., evolutionary patterns, thallus morphology, ultrastructure, life cycles. Principles of modern classification, absolute orientation of flagellar basal bodies, mitosis types, cytokinesis, cells walls. Molecular taxonomy.

4. Prasinophytes, Ulvophytes. Characteristics, morphology, siphonous thalli, distribution in natural ecosystems, use in food industry and biotechnologies.

5. Cladophorophyceae, Bryopsidophyceae, Dasycladophyceae. Characteristics, diversity, overview of major taxa, distribution patterns in coastal habitats world-wide.

6. Trentepohliales. Characteristics, morphology, evolution, phylogeny, cryptic diversity and distribution in terrestrial ecosystems.

7. Trebouxiophyceae. Characteristics, lichenization, symbiotic interactions, phylogenetic patterns

8. Chlorophytes. Flagellated unicellular green algae, coenobial morphology.

9. Streptophyta, Mesostigmatophyceae, Klebsormidiophyceae, Chaetosphaeridiophyceae, Chlorokybophyceae, Coleochaetophyceae.

10. Charophyceae, Zygnematophyceae - characteristics, life cycles, thallus development, evolution of embryophyte plants.

11. Zygnematophyceae - diversity, overview of major genera, phylogenetic patterns, evolutionary history, ecology in wetland habitats.

The course is taught with the support of the project reg. number CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_015/0002362
Last update: Rubešová Jana, RNDr., Ph.D. (14.09.2019)
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