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300251 UE Morphology and function of pollen and spores (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 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 serve).


max. 8 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Blockkurs: 07.06.-15.06.2021, täglich von 9:00-18:00 Uhr
Wichtig: Die Termine im Vorlesungsverzeichnis gelten nur für die Vorlesungszeiten im Hörsaal.
Verbindliche Vorbesprechung: 03.03.2021, 17:00-18:00 Uhr (pünktlich) Ort: Hörsaal, Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung, Rennweg 14, 1030 Wien
Sollten Sie nicht persönlich zur Vorbesprechung kommen können, schicken Sie bitte eine autorisierte Vertretung.

Wednesday 03.03. 17:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Project-oriented course, where students learn about recent and fossil pollen and spores, including ultrastructure, development and function (using LM, TEM, SEM).

Assessment and permitted materials

written protocol

participation during the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge in palynology and and applied techniques

Experience with SEM and TEM

Examination topics

Reading list

Blackmore S, Wortley A, Skvarla JJ, & Rowley JR (2007). Pollen wall development in flowering plants. Tansley Review. New Phytologist 174: 483-498.

Erdtman G (1952). Pollen Morphology and Plant Taxonomy. Angiosperms. Almqvist & Wiksell, Stockholm.

Hesse, M., Halbritter, H., Zetter, R., Weber, M., Buchner, R., Frosch-Radivo, A., Ulrich, S. (2009) Pollen Terminology. An illustrated Handbook, 2009. Springer Vienna.

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