Plant Morphology

Course Information
TitleΜορφολογία Φυτού / Plant Morphology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019404

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 128
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesCompulsory Course115

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of the anatomy of plants and ability to microscopically identify the cells, cellular organelles and structures. 2. Understanding of the plant meristems and ability to identify them macro- and microscopically. 3. Understanding of the plant body, the tissues and organes. Identification macro- and microscopically. 4. Understanding of pollination and fertilization procedures for gymnosperm and angeiosperm plant species. Ability to microscopically identify the fertilization phases. 5. Understanding of procedures of embryo, seed and fruit formation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Plant cytology (cytoplasmic organelles, plasma membrane, nucleus, endomembrane system, cytoskeleton,cell wall). Cell cycle and cellular divisions (mitosis-meiosis). Meristems and differentiation. Plant anatomy- macroscopic stem morphology. Stem growth, primary and secondary,stem modifications. Macroscopic leaf morphology, microscopic anatomy. Leaf modifications. Macroscopic morphology of the root. Primary and secondary root growth. Root modifications. Morphology (fruit, sperm, young shoot, shoot, leaves, root). Cytology (cell biology). Plant anatomy and histology (plant anatomy and related issues). Secondary structures. Morphology and anatomy of the flower, pollination and fertilization. Seed morphology and anatomy, transfer and germination of the seed.
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of the new technologies during the lectures and the laboratory courses. Use of internet. Use of the A.U.Th. electronic couses platform ( - electronic course (pls see above). Communication with the students via the Electronic Secretatiat (A.U.Th. platform) and the A.U.Th. Elearning platform.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work260.9
Reading Assigment702.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αρτέμιος Μποζαμπαλίδης, 2015. Βοτανική - Μορφολογία και Ανατομία Φυτών. University Studio Press. ISBN 978-960-12-2208-0
Last Update