Practical Work in Teaching Botany


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Practical Work in Teaching Botany

Code: 227684
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Zlatko Liber - Lectures
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course objective of this subject is to design and perform a multidisciplinary research in which are combined the methods of field work, flora mapping, plant determination, pollen analysis, molecular systematic methods and different computer programs. Used methods, as a whole or individually, are simple and applicable in various forms of teaching biology in secondary schools.
Learning outcomes:
1. Learn how to correctly collect and prepare plant material
2. Recognize the most common plant families in Croatia
3. Master terminology and techniques necessary in plant determination
4. Use flora mapping methods
5. Analyse and evaluate the flora of an area
6. Identify the main types of spores and pollen grains.
7. Isolate DNA from fresh and preserved tissue and apply basic molecular methods
8. Calculate genetic distances based on DNA data and construct phylogenetic trees
9. Use different databases and computer programs freely available on the Internet
10. Apply all steps of scientific research in practice
  1. Toni Nikolić: Flora Croatica 1, 2, 3
  2. Radovan Domac: Flora Hrvatske
  3. Toni Nikolić: Praktikum iz sistematske botanike
  4. Toni Nikolić: Flora. Priručnik za inventarizaciju i praćenje stanja
  5. Toni Nikolić: Flora Croatica baza podataka. On-line (
  6. Salemi M., Vandamme A.M.: The Phylogenetic Handbook. A Practical Approach to DNA and Protein Phylogeny
9. semester Not active
Izborni predmeti biologija / kemija / nastava - Regular study - Biology and Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule:
  • prof. dr. sc. Zlatko Liber:

    Every Friday 13 - 15h. Marulićev trg 9A/ II