Universität Wien FIND

300616 UE Life Cycles of Plants (2020S)

4.00 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. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Verbindliche Vorbesprechung: 2. März 2020, 18:00-18:30, UE3

Monday 02.03. 18:00 - 18:30 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Students acquire a funded understanding of the basic principles of propagation and development in plants, including sexual and vegetative reproduction, the different types of reproductive cells and organs as well as life cycles. They see the development of reproductive strategies in connexion with the progression from water to terrestrial habitats. Homologies and analogies in the formation of reproductive organs are discussed Furthermore, students are familiar with the analysis of living plants and get a practical training in the preparation and examination of light microscopic specimen.

Assessment and permitted materials

(1) 5 intermediate tests, which take place at the beginning of the course, between 8:00-8:15. The 4 tests with the highest number of points are scored (maximum 15 points each). (2) Total assessment of the scientific drawings produced during the course (maximum 60 points)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students acquire a fundamental understanding on plant reproduction. They are able to analyse the structures of reproductive organs.

Examination topics

Theoretical lectures, observations in the light microscope, sample preaparation and documentation

Reading list

Braune, W., Leman, A. & Taubert, H. 1982 Planzenanatomisches Praktikum II. Einführung in den Bau, das Fortpflanzungsgeschehen und die Ontogenie der niederen Pflanzen und die Embryologie der Spermatophyta. Jena: Gustav Fischer Verlag.

Association in the course directory

BBO 6, BAN 6, BOE 11, BPB 11, BZO 11

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:22