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300220 PP Algal culturing techniques and ecophysiological experiments (2016W)

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


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


max. 12 participants
Language: German, English



obligatory preliminary meeting 3.10.2016 10.00-10.30 Seminar room Limnology UZA1, Ebene 3, Spange 4: Dates during the Semester turn room UE 7, UZA 1: 7.12. 13-17 hours, 14.12.2016 13-17 hours, 11.1.2017 13-17 hours, 25.1.2017 13-17 hours.

main excercise room UE 5, UZA 1: 13.-23.2.2017 9 to 16 hours


Aims, contents and method of the course

This exercise provides a practical introduction into sampling of microalgae from the field, cell isolation, preparation of growth media and cultivation of microalge.

With cultures prepared in the course, physiologal experiments will be conducted in the course block. Examples are P and N-incorporation, different light supply, resistance against salt and dessication).

Assessment and permitted materials

- seminar talk (25 %)
- Student activity (25 %)
- team report (50 %)

Passed with more than 50% positive overall performance

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- introduction into the industrial potential of microalgae
- introduction into single-cell isolation techniques
- introduction in cultivation methods for microalgae
- introduction into experimental design and handling of microorganisms
- interpretation of results
- scientific presenttation of results

Examination topics

- making capillar pipets
- techniques to isolate single cells
- methods of algal cultivation
- spectrophotometry
- oxygen measurements
- PAM-Fluorescence techniques

Reading list

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Association in the course directory

BBO 9, BBO 10, BOE 12, BOE 13, B-BPF 9, B-BPF 10, B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13

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