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300600 UE Methods of chemodiversity research (2018S)

Phytochemistry and secondary metabolism

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


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


max. 8 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Block course fixed for April 9-13, 9.00-17.00 hrs. Interested students not yet enrolled please contact karin.vetschera@univie.ac.at, no later than March 20, 2018.

Thursday 08.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Tuesday 26.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Übungsraum 1 (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

see Moodle

Association in the course directory

MEV W-6, MBO 5

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