Universität Wien

300193 SE Symbiosis - concepts and model systems (2017S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

requirement: VO 300281 Symbiosis - concepts and model systems



Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Vorbesprechung: 3.3.2017, 11.15 - 12.00, Seminarraum Mikrobielle Ökologie, attendance required


Aims, contents and method of the course

Selected literature on microbial symbiosis will be read, presented, and discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

The attendance to each seminar, the active participation to the discussions, the exposes, and the oral presentation will all contribute to the grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The aims of this seminar is to read, present, and discuss selected literature on symbiosis. Weekly, throughout the semester, all students will read a certain scientific research article or book chapter and will write a short expose. In addition each student will give an oral presentation on a specific topic, which will be discussed in detail with one of the teachers a week prior the presentation.

Examination topics

The students will learn how to search for-, evaluate, present and discuss scientific papers.

Reading list

Bronstein JL. 2015. Mutualism. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Douglas Angela E. 2010. The Symbiotic Habit. Princeton University Press.
And additional literature for each seminar.

Association in the course directory

MZO W-2, MMB W-2, MEV W-1, MGE III-2, MBO7, MEC-9

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