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bio280 - Plant Physiology (Complete module description)
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Module label Plant Physiology
Module code bio280
Credit points 10.0 KP
Workload 300 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
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  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
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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
+ statistics & scientific programming
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ independent learning and (research-based) working
+ teamwork
+ (scientific) communication skills

Fundamentals of metabolism and developmental physiology of plants.
Theoretical knowledge acquired from lectures and textbooks is improved by experiments, the instructions for experiments are applied independently, laboratory device is handled independently, measured values are calculated independently, the correctness of experimental results is assessed, the results obtained are interpreted and compared to theoretical expectations.
Module contents
L: Theoretical knowledge of metabolism and of the control of development in plant organisms, introduction to genetic engineering.
S: Presentation of experiments, presentation of theoretical fundamentals of experiments.
L: Photosynthesis: Physiology of light and dark reactions, photosynthetic ability and environmental factors.
Ecophysiology: Influence of mineral substances on plant growth, function of light as developmental factor, function of plant hormones as developmental factors.
Reader's advisory
Campbell: Biologie; Taiz/Zeiger: Physiologie der Pflanzen (Verlag Spektrum); Buchanan/Gruissem/Jones: Biochemistry and molecular biology of plants (American Society of Plant Physiologists); Kutschera: Prinzipien der Pflanzenphysiologie (Spektrum Akademischer Verlag).
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 28 h
Seminar 1.00 14 h
Practical 4.00 56 h
Total time of attendance for the module 98 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
in the final week of the semester at the latest

Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.