Universität Wien FIND

300428 VO Plant Ultra Structure and Cytology (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


Sprache: Englisch



Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

First six lectures will (for sure) be held digitally (registered students will receive the links for the meetings). Remaining lectures will be held either digitally or in person (Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien) depending on COVID regulations.
1st exam will take place one week after last lecture.
Exam dates (all digital; in moodle):

Freitag 01.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 08.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 15.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 22.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 05.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 12.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 19.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 26.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 03.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 10.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 17.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 07.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 14.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 21.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Freitag 28.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Students will acquire information about structural details from plant cells as derived from studies in the light and electron microscope at the cell, tissue and organ level. Structure is related to plants functioning properly within their specific environment and to plant diversity as was developed during evolution. Together with molecular phylogeny, ultrastructure presents a tool for the reliable classification of organisms.

Students will also get acquainted with basic structure and function of plant nucleus and its interactions with other organelles. Plant nuclear genome structure, as well as main chromosomal structures will be introduced, including novel findings through application of the state-of-the art genomic techniques. Plastid and mitochondrial genome structure and evolution will be presented. Types and consequences of various genomic changes, including polyploidy and more subtle chromosomal rearrangements as well as dynamics of both coding and repetitive DNA genome fraction will be discussed in the context of (comparative) genome evolution.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written exam (100%) from course material (all available on moodle) and suggested literature.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Mindestanforderungen für positive Beurteilung: min. 50% of points (max. 12 points).


Lecture material


to be provided during the course

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MBO 2, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

Letzte Änderung: Do 23.03.2023 00:26