Previous studies on algal biology.
Theoretical, practical and laboratory, field and tutorial.
To know, to understand and to be able to demonstrate knowledge on the main groups of algal groups, diversity and classification used, fundamental aspects of the biology of these organisms such as morphology, reproduction, habitat and their ecological and economic importance.
The development and scope of Phycology. Evolution of phycological studies at Coimbra University.The Algoteca of Coimbra (ACOI) as a unique scientific resource. The importance of algal collections for conservation of biodiversity. Prokaryotic algae: origin of an atmosphere rich in oxygen. Cell structure, classification, diversity and importance. Endosymbiosis and origin of the eukaryotic algae. Detailed comparative study of the cell structure in different groups: cell coverings and cel wall, chloroplasts and flagella, cell division. ; cloroplastos e flagelos, divisão celular Ecology of marine and freshwater algae. Phytoplankton, periphyton, seaweeds - major groups and organisms, physical and chemical parameters that affect growth, methodologies of study, adaptations. Pollution and its effects on algal communities, with a phocus on the development of blooms, toxins of cyanobacteria, dinoflagellates, diatoms and other algae.
Lília Maria Antunes dos Santos
Bellinger, E.G. & Sigee, D.C. 2010. Freshwater Algae. Wiley- Blackwell.
Lee, R.E. 2008. Phycology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Graham, L. E., & Wilcox, L. W. 2000. Algae. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Van den Hoek C., D. Mann & H.M. Jhams. 1995. Algae: An introduction to phycology. University of Cambridge.