Universität Wien FIND

300277 PP Functional Cytology and Anatomy of Plants (2016S)

Structure and function of glands of carnivorous plants

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



Vorbesprechung (Achtung verschoben! vom 4.3.2016 auf) Donnerstag den 17.3.2016, 17:15 Uhr im Seminarraum CIUS
vor dem Übungsblock: 3 Vorlesungstermine & Exkursiontermine n. Ü.; Übungsblock 22.9.2016-27.9.2016 (inklusive Sa.&So) 9-18:00; nach dem Übungsblock: 2 Seminartermine n.Ü.;


Aims, contents and method of the course

Carnivorous plants take in part of their mineral supply from animal prey. For this aim, they transformed their leaves to traps that are able to attract, catch, retain, digest and absorb animals.
In the frame of this lab course we explore the trapping mechanisms by cinematic techniques, analyse morphology and anatomy of the traps, investigate structure and function of the glands and observe the absorption of digested animal substances. The ecological situation of the plants is discussed and analysed.
Our results are summarized and presented in the frame of a seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation and participation in the course (40%)
Written protocoll and written exam (60%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Literatur, Presentationen und Lernmaterialien werden über Moodle zu Verfügung gestellt.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43