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300600 UE Methods of chemodiversity research (2016S)

Phytochemistry and secondary metabolism

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 8 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Blocked course from April 18-22, full day, in the labs of the working Group 3rd floor, Rennweg. Interested students may still register via mail until March 10.

Friday 04.03. 12:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Analysis of organ-specific accumulation of special secondary plant metabolites (e.g. exudate compounds, root constituents); introduction and application of selected separation techniques for isolation and structural identification; functional aspects, significance of compounds in systematics and coevoloution.

Assessment and permitted materials

Protocol: 80%, practical work 20%. Positive credit from 51% onwards.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of phytochemical analytical methods and correct interpretation of data. Ability to apply these methods to other scientific questions.

Examination topics

Phytochemical methods of separation and detection; bioassays 8functional aspects); interpretation of data in relation to aspects of chemodiversity (coevolution, systematics).

Reading list

siehe Lernplattform

Association in the course directory

MEV W-6, MBO 5

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