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300278 VO GMO - the ecological perspective (2016S)

Genetically Modified Organisms - the ecological perspective

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

7 lectures: 8.3., 15.3., 5.4., 12.4., 19.4., 26.4., 3.5.2016

Tuesday 08.03. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 15.03. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 05.04. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 12.04. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 19.04. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 26.04. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 03.05. 13:15 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The emphasis of the lecture is placed on genetically modified (GM) crops. GM animals are thematised to a lower extent, because currently they have a smaller importance.

What are genetically modified organisms and how are they produced? On which modifications is the present focus and which impacts are expected to occur on the natural biocenosis? Selective advantage of transgenes and selective neutral traits, impacts on the agrarian ecosystems originating from changes in the agrarian management due to the cultivation of GMOs (herbicide management), experience from other countries (e.g. Canada: 'gene stacking'), the current situation in the EU, ecological risk assessment of the crops oilseed rape, maize, potato and apricot. Coexistence management and evaluation of the proposed measures (e.g. thresholds, isolation distances, natural pollen-barriers) from an ecological point of view.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written or oral exam: 10 short questions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Written exam: maximum of 16 points
mark 1: 16-14,1 points
mark 2: 14-12,1 points
mark 3: 12-10,1 points
mark 4: 10-8,1 points
mark 5: 8-0 points

Examination topics

Subject of the seven lectures. Presentations can be followed in Moodle.

Reading list

Scientific literature will be announced during the lectures.

Association in the course directory

B-WZB, WZB

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