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300145 PP Developmental biology of marine invertebrates (2013S)

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

Kurszeiten: 27.05.2013 bis 07.06.2013 in Südfrankreich (Biologische Station Villefranche)
Vorbesprechung: Freitag, 8.3.2013 um 11:00 im SR Abt. Technau


max. 8 participants
Language: German, English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This practical course has two parts, an experimental developmental biology part and a faunistic part. Part1: Using species available at the station (cnidarians, polychaetes, sea urchins, urochordates), development will be studied and manipulated. Part 2: students will examine samples of plancton and corralligene and determine larvae and marine species. Teaching is in English (and partly in German), since most instructors are not german speaking. As prerequisite, the student must have the "Baupläne1 and 2" and the "VO Einführung in die Entwicklung der Tiere" or the VO "Molecular developmental biology". The course is restricted to about 10 students, depending on the availability of rooms in the station.

Assessment and permitted materials

The student will give a seminar presentation about a selected topic and continue to do research in Vienna. The student will write up a report that fulfills the requirements of a Bachelor thesis.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The student should learn to assess and distinguish the diversity of the marine organisms found in the plancton and benthic samples. They should get an understanding of the development of some marine model species (sea urchin, ascidians, hydrozoans) and do experiments investigating the regulation of developmental processes and of body plans.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, B-BMG 12 A, BZO 11, BZO 13, BMG 10A, MZO 2, MGE II-2

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