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300133 VO Mollusca (2016W)

Organization, Biology and Systematics of Mollusca

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

Examination dates



Die Vorbesprechung findet am 04.10.2016 um 12:30 im Übungsraum 8, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien statt.

Die LV findet DI und DO von 12:30-14:00 im Übungsraum 8, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien statt.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Mollusca are most diverse in terms of morphology and ecology and second in species-richness only to arthropods. The combined lecture and practical, probably unique in its depth, gives a comprehensive introduction to this phylum. The lecture deals with the general characteristics of all eight major molluscan groups, from the archaic "worm-molluscs" to the sophisticated cephalopods. It also provides a phylogenetic and evolutionary framework for the Mollusca and incorporates front-line results of all relevant fields, i.e. developmental biology, ultrastructure research, palaeontology, and molecular phylogeny.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

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