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bio395 - Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics I (Complete module description)
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Module label Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics I
Module code bio395
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) >
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (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
+ statistics & scientific programming
++ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
++ independent learning and (research-based) working
++ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
++ teamwork
++ (scientific) communication skills
++ project and time management
+ knowledge of safety and environmental issues

The module serves the in-depth study of state-of-the-art techniques and problems in the field of molecular plant biology and plant genetics.
Specialist competencies: basic knowledge in plant genetics, plant developmental genetics, plant/environment interactions and molecular basis of gene regulation
General compentencies: Presentation of scientific papers, presentation techniques, teamwork, problem solving competencies
Module contents
Part of this module is a lecture that adresses several topics of modern plant molecular biology. The main focus is on plant developmental genetics, plant/environment interactions and the underlying molecular mechanisms of gene regulation in plants. At the beginning of the module, the students will present diverse molecular biology techniques and the latest developments in the field in a "method and techniques" seminar. In a "literature" seminar, the students will present and discuss a recent publication on one of the above-mentioned topics.
Reader's advisory
Literature will be handed out at the beginning of the course.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 16
Reference text
This module is mandatory for "Plant molecular biology and genetics II"
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Vorlesung, Seminar
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Seminar 2.00 WiSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination (good seminar presentations impove the grade)