Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Donata Ricci
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Nutritional Sciences (L-29)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the knowledges about the structure of plants.


The plant cell and its structure. Plastids, vacuole, cell wall and its modifications.
Plant tissues: meristems. Adult tissues: parenchymas, dermal tissue system, collenchyma, sclerenchyma, vascular tissue system, secretory system.Seed, germination, plantlet .Stem structure: shoot primary growth and structure, secondary growth in Dycotiledones and Gymnospermae.
Leaf morphology and anatomy. Root morphology and anatomy. Flower,inflorescences, fruits. Photosynthesis, water transport processes, essential nutrients,plant hormones.

Bridging Courses

No prerequisites required

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must demonstrate to have the basic knowledge about plant cell, tissues and organs 

The student must demostrate to have acquired knowledges which are necessary for the differentiation of main groups of plants

The student must demonstrate to know the nutritional significance of plants components 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Integrative course (ten hours): Recovery of food plants biodiversity: breeding, absorption and transport.

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Front lessons (Italian) with PC and video-projector (Power Point).

Course books

Claudio Longo, Giovanna Marziani, Biologia delle piante, UTET


The final exam consists in the oral discussion (Italian).

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