751-0801-00L  Biology I: Laboratory Exercises

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersE. B. Truernit
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


751-0801-00 UBiologie I: Uebungen (in G)
Beginn der Lehveranstaltung in der zweiten Semesterwoche
2 hrs
Mon13:15-15:00LFW B 3 »
15:15-17:00LFW B 3 »
Tue08:15-10:00LFW B 3 »
10:15-12:00LFW B 3 »
13:15-15:00LFW B 3 »
Wed13:15-15:00LFW B 3 »
15:15-17:00LFW B 3 »
Thu15:15-17:00LFW B 2 »
15:15-17:00LFW B 3 »
17:15-19:00LFW B 3 »
E. B. Truernit

Catalogue data

AbstractPrinciples and methods of light microscopy. Preparation of specimen for microscopy; documentation. Anatomy of seed plants: From cells to organs. Special features of plant cells. Anatomy and function of plant organs. Anatomical adaptations to different environments.
ObjectiveCapability of preparing biological specimen, microscopy and documentation. Understanding the correlation between plant structure and function at the level of organs, tissues and cells.
Awareness of the link between plant anatomy, systematics, physiology, ecology, and development.
ContentBasics of optics. Principles of light microscopy. Microscope parts and their function. Köhler illumination. Optical contrasting methods. Measuring object sizes with the microscope. Preparation of specimen for light microscopy. Plant tissue staining techniques.
Special features of plant cells: Plastids, vacuole, cell wall. Anatomy of seed plants: From cells to organs. Anatomy and function of various plant tissues (epidermis, vascular tissue, wood, etc.). Anatomy and function of different plant organs (root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit, seed). Anatomical adaptations to different environments.
Lecture notesHandouts
LiteratureFor further reading (not obligatory):
Gerhard Wanner: Mikroskopisch-Botanisches Praktikum, Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.
Prerequisites / NoticeGroups of a maximum of 30 students.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersE. B. Truernit
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationLeistungskontrollen werden während des Kurses durchgeführt.

Learning materials

Main linkBiologie I: Uebungen (in G)
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