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300467 VO Plant and Fungal Evolution and Diversity (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie



Language: English

Examination dates



MO wtl. von 18.11.2019 bis 27.01.2020 09:00-11:00 Ort: Übungsraum 2
(Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1. OG

MI wtl. von 20.11.2019 bis 29.01.2020 09:00-11:00 Uhr Ort: Meeting Room 249/250 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 2. OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The concept of evolution; micro- and macro-evolution in plants and fungi; processes leading to divergence and speciation; hybridization and introgression; angiosperm phylogeny (APG III, APG IV), plant diversity

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirement for positive credit: >50% of points

Examination topics

Lecture presentations (pdfs available on Moodle)

Reading list

THE ANGIOSPERM PHYLOGENY GROUP. (2016) An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of the flowering plants: APG IV. Bot. Journ. Linn. Soc. 181: 1-20.
Baum A.D. & Smith S.D. (2012) Tree thinking: An introduction to Phylogenetic Biology. Roberts & Company, Greenwood Village (Colorado).
Coyne J.A., Orr H.A. (2004) Speciation. Sinauer, Sunderland.
Fries E.M., Crane P.M. (2011) Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Hartl D.L., Clark A.G. (2007) Principles of population genetics. 4th. Ed. Sinnauer, Sunderland.
Judd W.S., Campbell C.S., Kellogg E.A., Stevens P.F., Donoghue M.J. (2008) Plant Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach. 3rd. Edition. Sinauer, Massachusetts.
Simpson M.G. (2010) Plant Systematics. 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam etc.
Stuessy T.F. (2009) Plant Taxonomy. The Systematic Evaluation of Comparative Data. 2nd. Edition. Columbia Universit Press, New York.

Association in the course directory

MBO 1,UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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