Practical of pollinator and plant pathogen determination - MB120C22
Title: Praktikum k předmětu Rostlinné interakce
Czech title: Praktikum k předmětu Rostlinné interakce
Guaranteed by: Department of Zoology (31-170)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/4, C [DS]
Capacity: 20
Min. number of students: 5
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Jiří Hadrava, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Daniel Benda, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jiří Hadrava, Ph.D.
Mgr. Eva Horčičková, Ph.D.
RNDr. Zdeněk Janovský, Ph.D.
Mgr. Tomáš Jor
Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D.
Mgr. Michael Mikát, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jakub Štenc
Co-requisite : MB120P159
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Zdeněk Janovský, Ph.D. (28.06.2021)
The course is intended as a practical to Plant interactions (MB120P159). The course aims to introduce students to
diversity of common Central European pollinators and fungal plant pathogens. In particular, it will focus on
determination, ecology and relationships to plants.
More information on the course can be found witihin the Moodle course of the Plant interactions cours: .
Literature -
Last update: Mgr. Tomáš Koubek, Ph.D. (02.01.2024)


Goulson, D. (2010) Bumblebees - Behaviour, ecology, and conservation. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
van Veen, M. P. (2004) Hoverflies of Northwest Europe. KNNV Publishing, Utrecht.
Beneš, J., Konvička, M., Dvořák, J., Fric, Z., Havelda, Z., Pavlíčko, A., Vrabec, V. & Weidenhoffer, Z. (2002) Motýli České republiky: Rozšíření a ochrana I, II / Butterflies of the Czech Republic: Distribution and conservation I, II. pp. 857. SOM, Praha, Czech Republic.
Macek, J et al. (2010): Blanokřídlí České republiky I. Žahadloví, Academia, Praha, ČR, ISBN 978-80-200-1772-7

Plant pathogens

Agrios G. N. (2005) Plant pathology - huge general book, but with pictures and diagrams
Klenke, F. and Scholler, M. (2015): Pflanzenparasitische Kleinpilze - determination key, but in German
Kruse, J. (2019) Faszinierende Pflanzenpilze - picture book but also in German

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Zdeněk Janovský, Ph.D. (03.02.2020)

The passing condition is the active participation on the course and passing a short test on determination of presented pollinators and pathogens (more than 60% points needed for passing).

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Zdeněk Janovský, Ph.D. (03.02.2020)

The course will be divided into two parts:

1) Determination of common pollinators (two days) - divided due to scheduling restrictions into four half-days in March (1 half-day - bumblebees, solitary bees; 1 half-day - hoverflies; 1 half-day - other floricolous dipteran and hymenopteran groups; and 1 half-day - butterflies, beetles and other minor pollinator groups).

2) Two half-day excursions, where both fungal pathogens and pollinators will be demonstrated and will be followed by a half-day practical, where the found fungal pathogens will be further demonstrated under a microscope and placed in a broader context. Excursions will most likely take place between 11 and 20 May.