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300237 UE Structure of Plants (2016W)

from cells to ecology

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


max. 12 participants
Language: German



Introduction 12.10.2016, 10.00, Seminar room Cell Imaging & Ultrastructure Research, Ebene 1, Spange 4, UZA1
Block on 9., 10., 16., 17., 23. and 24. Nov. 2016, 9.00-17.00 , Seminarraum CELL Imaging & Ultrastrukturforschung, UZA1, Ebene 1, Spange 4.


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, oral presentation of a specific topic within the (greater) field of the course.

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

Structure as a base of function in different plant organs; discussion of plant development with mutants; hand sections, microtome sections; light microscopy; drawings of anatomic sections; structure-specific staining.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

LA-BU 283, MBO 5, MEC-9

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