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300390 UE Basic Methods of Evolutionary and Structural Botany (2020S)

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

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Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Because of the coronavirus between 11th March and presumably 3rd April 2020 all courses at the University of Vienna with physical presence are cancelled. For affected units of this course alternative solutions will be offered; detailed information will be sent via e-mail to all students registered for this course (therefore, please check regularly your student e-mail account).

Monday 02.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 03.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 04.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 05.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 06.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 09.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 10.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 11.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 12.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 13.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 27.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims:
Students become acquainted with core methods of structural and evolutionary botany (see Contents) and their, to the extent possible, intergrative application to address research questions in theses fields of botany.

Contents:
- Flower development, seed surface and structural adaptations.
- Establishing a phylogenetic framework using DNA sequence data.
- Analyses of the obtained structural data in a phylogenetic context.
- Population genomics.
- Evolution of repetitive DNA

Methods:
- Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
- DNA-sequencing (Sanger sequencing) and phylogenetic analysis
- Ancestral character state reconstruction
- Population genomic analyses of NGS (next-generation sequencing) data with dedicated software
- Analysis (from NGS-based genome skimming data) of types and frequencies of repetitive DNA
(Note: the first three methods will be applied on a common set of samples in the context of the common reserach theme "Floral evolution in Primulales")

Assessment and permitted materials

Protocol; written exams (dates will be announced on time); oral presentation, jointly amounting to 20 points. These 20 points are distributed as follows:
12 points: protocol
3 points (2 times 1.5): written exams
5 points: oral presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for positive credit: 10.25 points (of totally 20 points).

Credit key:
0-10 points: 5 (failed)
10.25-12.5 points: 4 (sufficient)
12.75-15 points: 3 (satisfactory)
15.25-17.5 points: 2 (good)
17.75-20 points: 1 (excellent)

Examination topics

Topics covered during the course (materials are made available on the e-learning platform); for the protocol, additionally results obtained by the students.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MBO 4

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