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bio223 - Introductory Botany (Plant Anatomy and Histology) (Complete module description)
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Module label Introductory Botany (Plant Anatomy and Histology)
Modulkürzel bio223
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Will, Maria (Module responsibility)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Module counselling)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Plewka, Isabelle (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ biological knowledge + knowledge of biological working methods ++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics + abstract, logical, analytical thinking + independent learning and (research-based) working + teamwork
THEORY: * To understand the fundamentals of reconstructing phylogenetic relationships * To know the cell structures, organization, and reproduction of plants  * To know the morphology and anatomy of individual species
PRACTICE: * To improve and verify the theoretical knowledge acquired from lectures and textbooks by studying the original * To train visual and tactile perception by studying various species * To learn that representations in textbooks are abstractions of a much more complex reality * To be able to criticize representations in textbooks and models * To acquire the knowledge of the function in living plants by studying preserved specimens * Learning how to follow preparation instructions * Learning that the organization of individual species may be highly variable * Preparing records or drawings from the information obtained by original specimens studied
Module contents
 Light microscopic methods are applied to study structures in plants. Records in the form of descriptions and drawings. Morphological structure and reproduction of various plant organization types with a focus on the structure of plant tissue. Representation of the relationships between structure and function with regard to absorption processes, transport processes, transpiration, and photosynthesis. 
Springer, 2008, UTB; Grundlagen der Botanik, UTB; Lüttge, Kluge, Bauer, Botanik, WILEY-VCH, 2010
Campbell: Biologie (Spektrum Verlag), neueste Ausgabe oder Purves: Biologie (Spektrum Verlag), neueste Ausgabe
BOTANIK: Skript; Kück, Wolff Botanisches Grundpraktikum, 2. Auflage, Springer, 2008, UTB; Grundlagen der Botanik, UTB; Lüttge, Kluge, Bauer, Botanik, WILEY-VCH, 2010
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Wintersemester
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
Modul für Studierende mit Studienbeginn ab dem WiSe 23/24. Studierende mit Studienbeginn vor dem WiSe 23/24 studieren das Modul bio220. (Übergangsbestimmung bis zum Sommersemester 2025; auf Antrag und mit Zustimmung des Prüfungsausschusses ist auch ein Wechsel in die aktuelle Prüfungsordnung möglich).
Modullevel / module level BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method lecture, exercise, seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 WiSe 14
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Exercises 2 WiSe 28
Tutorial (optional) WiSe 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination in the final week
1 written examination; voluntary bonus (10%) PLEASE NOTE: Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.