CBT 521: Taxonomy of Crop Plants

CBT 521

 

CBT 521: Taxonomy of Crop Plants

Department of Crop Botany

Course Instructor: Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Baset Mia

Course Layout

Lecture No.

Topic

1 Introduction of the course
2 Importance and application of taxonomy in agriculture
3 Historical background
4 Plant nomenclature
5 Evolution and plant biosystematics
6 Identification of vascular plants
7 Chemotaxonomy
8 Molecular Approach in Taxonomy
9  Modern Concept Plant Taxonomy
10  Cornquist system of plant taxonomy
11  APG
12  Family according to APG
13  Comparison among different Taxonomic System
14  Herbarium in Plant Taxonomic Study
15  Digital Herbarium
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CBT 516 :Plant Embryology

CBT 516 :Plant Embryology

Department of Crop Botany

Course Instructor: Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Baset Mia

Course Layout

Lecture No.

Topic

1 Introduction to the course
2 Importance and application of embryology in agriculture
3 Essential whorls of flower
4 Microsporogenesis
5 Microgametogenesis
6 Megasporogenesis
7 Different types of embryo sac in angiosperm
8 Megagametogenesis
9 Fertilization

 

1st Mid Exam

10 Development of endosperm
11 Formation of fruit
12 Formation of seeds
13 Parthenocarpy
14 Development of embryo in monocot
15 Development of embryo in dicot
16 Factors affecting embryo abnormalities and degeneration

 

2nd Mid Exam

17 Apomixis
18 Polyembryony
19 Factors affecting polyembrony
20 Embryology and Taxonomy
21 Problems associated with interspecific hybridization in relation to development and ways to circumvent them

Importance of embryology in agriculture

Knowledge of embryology is essential to be a skilled worker for hybridization for improving crop plants

Development of crop variety through molecular technique requires knowledge on plant embryology

Crop variety through anther culture technique

Crop improvement through somatic embryogenesis

Formation of sterile and fertile grains

Apomixis, poly embryonic and parthenogenesis are very important  avenues in plant embryology

 

CBT505

Plant Anatomy

CBT 505

Autumn 2018

Course Instructor: Prof. M A Baset Mia, Ph.D.

 

Course Layout

 

Class # Topic
1 Introductory Class
2 Importance of plant Anatomy in Agriculture
3 Cell membrane and biological membrane
4 Plasmodesmata and ectodesmata
5 Structure and development  of cell wall
6 Thickening of cell wall
7 Pitted thickening
8 Biosynthesis of lignin
9 Epidermis
10 Meristem and theories of meristem organization
11 1st Midterm Exam.
12 Formation of complex tissue
13 Development of stele
14 Vascular transition between root and stem
15 Development of periderm and lenticel
16 Anatomy of root
17 Anatomy of storage root
18 Anatomy of stem
19 Anatomy of branch
20 Anatomy of Node
21 Anatomy of leaf
22 Anatomy of C3 and C4 leaves and development of Kranz Anatomy
23 2nd Midterm Exam.
24 Flower anatomy
25 Anatomy of fruit
26 Anatomy of seed
27 Anomalous secondary growth
28 Anomalous secondary growth of monocot
29 Anatomy of specialized organ
30 Anomalous secondary growth of monocot
31 Review of the course

 

 

Assessment of students

 

Quizzes                                 10

1st  Midterm Exam                 25

2nd Midterm Exam                   25

Final Exam                              30

Assignment                             10

Total                                       100

 

References

 

  1. Plant Anatomy by BP Pandey
  2. Anatomy of seed plant by Kathrina Esaw
  3. Plant Anatomy by Fahn
  4. Plant Physiology by Taiz and Zeiger
  5. Journal of Experimental Botany
  6. Planta
  7. American Journal of Botany

Plant Ecology : CBT465

 

Plant Ecology : CBT465

Course Outline

 

Course Code: CBT 465

Course Name: Plant Ecology

Offering Term: Winter

Credit Hours: 4.5

 

THEORITICAL (3.0 Cr. Hrs.)
Lecture Contents Remarks
Lec#1 Concept, Importance and Branches of Ecology
Lec#2 Environmental/ecological factors: Light
Lec#3 Environmental/ecological factors: Temperature
Lec#4 Environmental/ecological factors: Water
Lec#5 Environmental/ecological factors: Precipitations
Lec#6 Environmental/ecological factors: Wind
Lec#7 Environmental/ecological factors: Natural Disasters
Lec#8 Environmental/ecological factors: Biological Interactions
Lec#9 Ecosystem: Concept, Characteristics, Classification and Services
Lec#10 Ecosystem: Composition and Function of ecosystems
Lec#11 Ecosystem: Components of different ecosystems
Lec#12 Ecosystem: Food chain, Food web, Trophic level, Ecological pyramids and Energy flow
Lec#13 Population Ecology: Definition, Characteristics and Structure of plant population
Lec#14 Community Ecology: Concept and Characteristics
Lec#15 Community Ecology: Composition/structure
Lec#16 Weather and climate: Macro and Micro climate, World climate
Lec#17 Weather and climate: Climatic classification of Bangladesh
Lec#18 Plant succession: Definition, types, causes and steps of succession
Lec#19 Plant succession: Process of succession- Xerosere (Lithosere/Psammosere)
Lec#20 Plant succession: Process of succession- Hydrosere, Halosere
Lec#21 Vegetation Analysis
Lec#22 Interactions among populations
Lec#23 Intra- and inter-specific competition
Lec#24 Adaptation of plants in different habitats
Lec#25 Plant adaptation to adverse condition
Lec#26 Plant diversification and biodiversity
Lec#27 Phytogeography: plant distribution, plant conservation and preservation
Lec#28 Environmental Pollution: Causes and remedies
Lec#29 Greenhouse effects: Causes and remedies
Lec#30 Causes of depletion of forest in Bangladesh and possible remedies

 

 

 

PRACTICAL(1.5 Cr. Hrs.)
Expt. No. Name of the Experiment Remarks
Expt.#1 Study of the adaptive features of Hydrophytes (Water hyacinth)
Expt.#2 Study of the adoptive features of Xerophytes (Karabi)
Expt.#3 Study of the adoptive features of Xerophytes (Jhau)
Expt.#4 Study on adaptive features of Epiphytes (Rasna)
Expt.#5 Study on adaptive features of Parasitic plant (Dodder)
Expt.#6 Study of adaptive features of C4 Plant compared to C3 plant
Expt.#7 Vegetation analysis and measurement of species diversity using quadrat method