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300130 UE Ecology, Anatomy and Physiology of Carnivorous Plants and their traps (2019W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 12 participants
Language: German



First meeting will be on the 8th of October 2019, 18:00 in the seminary room Cell (Ebene 1, Spange 4, UZA I) – the first lecture will also be in the frame of this first meeting. Attendance is required.
In the time period from 9th October 2019 and 6th November 2019, 2 further lectures (in the evening) and one excursion to the Carnivorous Plant collection of the Bundesgärten Schönbrunn (half day in the morning) will take place – upon accordance.
The practical blocked part of the course will be form Thursday 7th of November till Tuesday 12th of November (including Saturday and Sunday) from 9-18:00 in UZA 1, Althanstraße 14.
Finally two further seminary dates will follow (December 2019 – Febuary 2020) – date upon accordance.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Carnivorous plants take in part of their mineral supply from animal prey. For this aim, they transformed their leaves to traps that are able to attract, catch, retain, digest and absorb animals.
In the frame of this lab course we explore the trapping mechanisms by cinematic techniques, analyse morphology and anatomy of the traps, investigate structure and function of the glands and observe the absorption of digested animal substances. The ecological situation of the plants is discussed and analysed.
The results from the course are than summarized in a written protocol and presented in the frame of a seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation and participation in the course (40%)
Written protocol and written exam (60%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

40 points are for working at the course and laboratory work.
60 point are for the written protocol as well as the Bachelor work and the written exam (in sum).
100 Points are ready to reach - a minimum of 56 points are needed for a positive grade.

Examination topics

Are taken from the 3 lectures and the excursion.

Reading list

Literature and learning material will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BBO 9, BOE 12

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