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bio480 - Functional Morphology of Plants (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional Morphology of Plants
Module code bio480
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) >
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
+ knowledge of biological working methods
+ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
+ independent learning and (research-based) working

Students acquire knowledge in macroscopic and microscopic morphology of plants, always putting form in the context of function
Students understand the concepts of allometry and scaling
Students put this knowledge in the context of theoretical concepts of ecology and evolution
Students learn experimental techniques in diverse topics, e.g. biomechanics or water relations
Module contents
V: Functional Morphology of Plants (1 SWS)
E: Mikroskopy, biomechanical Experiments, Form/Function Experiments regarding water uptake, storage and loss (2 SWS)
S new studies in the field of functional morphology (1 SWS)
Reader's advisory
Kadereit JW, et al (2014) Strasburger Lehrbuch der Botanik. 37. Aufl. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Eschrich, W. (1995) Funktionelle Pflanzenanatomie. Springer
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 10
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Vorlesung, Seminar, Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Ökologie, Flora
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 1.00 SuSe 14 h
Seminar 1.00 SuSe 14 h
Exercises 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
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Final exam of module
1 Portfolio (oral presentation and 1 report)