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Applied Botany
Code: 74630
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Antun Alegro - Lectures
Lecturers: Antun Alegro - Seminar
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Larning outcomes:
1. To understand dependence of human culture and plants
2. To understand processes of formation of cultivated plants
3. To know different groups of useful plants
4. To understand different aspects of plant usage, threats and conservation merits
5. To recognize plant products in every day life

Course content

1. Plants as material basis of human culture, domestication - the beginnings of plant cultivation in Neolithic and further history of plant cultivation
2. Cereals - chemical constituents, nutritive properties, domestication, diversity and cultural history
3. Pulses - chemical constituents, nutritive properties, domestication, diversity and cultural history
4. Vegetables - biology, domestication and cultural history
5. Fruits of temperate zones - biology, domestication and cultural history
6. Fruits of tropical and subtropical zones - biology, domestication and cultural history
7. Symbolism of plants in the arts
8. Caffeine plants (coffee, tea and cocoa) - biology and cultural history
9. Alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and spirits) - plants as base for alcoholic beverages, basics of production technologies and cultural history
10. Wood - overview of useful tree species in the world, usage and processing of wood, wood properties and derivates
11. Plant fibres - structure and arrangement of fibres in plant tissues, textile fibres, paper
12. Herbs and spices - overview of species, their biology, usage and cultural history
13. Poisonous and psychoactive plants - plant active substances and their actions, overview of poisonous and psychoactive plant species
14. Plant dyes - plant pigments, historical usage of plant dyes, plants in cosmetics and perfumery
15. Genetically modified plants - transgenic plants, history of genetic modification of plants, significance of transgenic plants and controversies

In seminars diverse actual topics in applied botany disciplines are elaborated based on scientific papers published in thematic journals.
  1. HEYWOOD, V.H., BRUMMITT, R.K., CULHAM, A., SEBERG, O., 2007: Flowering plant families of the world. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
  2. LEVENTIN, E., MCMAHON, K., 2012: Plants and Society. McGraw Hill, New York.
  3. PRANCE, G., NESBIT, M. (eds.), 2005: The cultural history of plants. Routledge. New York - London.
  4. WICKENS, G.E., 2004: Economic botany. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  5. ZOHARY, D., HOPF, M., 2004: Domestication of Plants in the Old World. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  6. BALICK, M. J., COX, P.A., 1996: Plants, People and Culture. Scientific American Library. New York.
  7. BELLWOOD, P., 2005: First farmers - Origins of agricultural societies. Blackwell Publishing, Malden-Oxford-Carlon.
  8. BICKEL-SANDKÖTTER, S., 2003: Nutzpflanzen und ihre Inhaltstoffe. Quelle & Meyer, Wiebelsheim.
  9. BIGGS, M., MCVICAR, FLOWERDEW, B., 2003: Vegetables, herbs and fruit. Silverdale Books, Wigston.
  10. CLEENE DE, M., LEJEUNE, M.C., 2003: Compendium of symbolic and ritual plants in Europe 1-2. Man and Culture Publishers, Ghent.
  11. COTTON, C.M., 1996: Ethnobotany. Principles and Applications. Wiley, Chichester, New York.
  12. FRANKE, G. (Hrsg.), 1995: Nutzpflanzen der Tropen und Subtropen 1-3. Ulmer Verl., Stuttgart.
  13. FROHNE, D., PFÄNDER, H. J., 2004: Giftpflanzen. Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart.
  14. JANČIĆ, R., STOJANOVIĆ, D., 2008: Ekonomska botanika. Zavod za udžbenike, Beograd.
  15. KÖRBER-GROHNE, U., 1995: Nutzpflanzen in der Deutschland von der Vorgeschichte bis heute. Nikol Verl., Hamburg.
  16. KUŠTRAK, D., 2005: Farmakognozija-fitofarmacija. Golden Marketing-Tehnička knjiga, Zagreb.
  17. LEWIS, W.H., ELVIN-LEWIS, 2003: Medical Botany. Wiley, New York.
  18. MIEDANER, TH., 2014: Kulturpflanzen. Botanik-Geschichte-Perspektiven. Springer-Spektrum, Berlin-Heidelberg.
  19. RAUH, W., 1994: Morphologie der Nutzpflanzen. Quelle und Meyer, Heidelberg.
  20. TEUSCHER, E., 2003: Gewürzdrogen. Nova Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart.
  21. VAN WYK, B.E., WINK, M., 2004: Handbuch der Arzneipflanzen. Nova Wissenschaftliche Verlagsges., Stuttgart.
  22. VAUGHAN, J.G., GEISSLER, C.A., 2009: A new Oxford book of food plants. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  23. WINK, M., VAN WYK, B.E., 2008: Mind-Altering and Poisonous Plants of the World. Timber Press, Portland-London.
9. semester
Izborni predmeti biologija - Mandatory studij - Biology and Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule: