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300390 UE Basic Methods of Evolutionary and Structural Botany (2021S)

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 01.03. 16:00 - 17:00 Digital
Monday 08.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 09.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 10.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 11.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 12.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Saturday 13.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 15.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 16.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Digital
Friday 19.03. 09:00 - 18:00 Digital

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

Last modified: Fr 14.05.2021 11:28