Course detail

LCB5738 - Underground System Morphology and the Vegetative Propagation

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
2 weeks
60 hours

Beatriz Appezzato da Gloria

The goal of discipline is to provide the concepts of underground systems and analyze their potential to vegetative propagation. Will be presented, in addition to different types of underground systems, the buds development and anatomical characteristics of the propagation process.

Classification of types of buds; Morphological and anatomical differentiation of underground systems: rhizomes, rhizophores; xylopodia, lignotubers, tuberous roots, gemmiferous roots, soboles, bulbs, corms, tubers. Relationship between gemmiferous capacity of systems and vegetative propagation.

Appezzato-da-Glória, B. (2015). Morphology of plant underground systems. 3i Editora Ltda. Belo Horizonte (Brasil).
Appezzato-da-Glória, B., & Cury, G. (2011). Morpho-anatomical features of underground systems in six Asteraceae species from the Brazilian Cerrado. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 83(3): 981-991. doi: 10.1590/S0001-37652011005000018
Appezzato-da-Glória, B., Cury, G., Soares, M. K. M., Rocha, R., & Hayashi, A. H. (2008). Underground systems of Asteraceae species from the Brazilian Cerrado. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, 135(1): 103-113. doi: 10.3159/07-RA-043.1
Klimešová, J., Martínková, J., Pausas, J. G., de Moraes, M. G., Herben, T., Yu, F. H., ... & Altman, J. (2019). Handbook of standardized protocols for collecting plant modularity traits. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 40, 125485.
Pausas, J. G., Lamont, B. B., Paula, S., Appezzato-da-Glória, B., & Fidelis, A. (2018), Unearthing belowground bud banks in fire-prone ecosystems. New Phytologist, 217: 1435-1448. doi: 10.1111/nph.14982
Pilon, N. A. L., Assis, G. B., Souza, F. M., Durigan, G. (2019). Native remnants can be sources of plants and topsoil to restore dry and wet cerrado grasslands. Restoration Ecology, 27(3): 569-580. doi: 10.1111/rec.12902
Pilon, N. A. L., Buisson, E., Durigan, G. (2018). Restoring Brazilian savanna ground layer vegetation by topsoil and hay transfer. Restoration Ecology, 26(1): 73-81. doi: 10.1111/rec.12534