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300237 UE Structure of Plants (2012W)

from cells to ecology

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 17.10. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 24.10. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 31.10. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 07.11. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 21.11. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 28.11. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 05.12. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 12.12. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 09.01. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 16.01. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 23.01. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG
Wednesday 30.01. 09:15 - 13:00 Konferenzraum Ökologie Biozentrum 2.241 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this hands-on course, we investigate the structural components of plants and study the organisation of cells, tissues and organs. From their shape, position and structure, we discover a direct connection with function. Arabidopsis thaliana is used as a model plant and will be discussed in all courses, but we will also broaden our knowledge towards specific functions and ecology. We use modern methods of tissue culture, analysis of mutants, selective dyes, histology and microscopy to investigate the structure and ultrastructure of plants.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence, engagement, written lab journal/protocol, drawings, final exam (written).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

After this hands-on course, the students have a thorough overview on basic structural processes. They can describe the structural composition of organisms by shape, form and position of cells, tissues and organs. Using this knowledge, students are able to address the links between structure and function. Students know the most important methods of structural biology on the morphological, histological and ultrastructural level.

Examination topics

Cultivation of plant material; discussion of plant development with mutants; hand sections; light microscopy; environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM); drawings of anatomic sections; structures-specific staining.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MPF W-2, LA-BU 283

Last modified: Fr 01.10.2021 00:25