Main content

This entry is from Winter semester 2019/20 and might be obsolete. You can find a current equivalent here.

Anatomy and Physiology of Plants
(dt. Anatomie und Physiologie der Pflanzen für Lehramt an Gymnasien-Studierende)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
1) lecture (2,5 SWS) 2) internship (2,5 SWS),
180 hours (attendance in den Lehrveranstaltungen 52,5 h, preparation and follow-up inklusive Studienleistungen 97,5 h, Vorbereitung and Ablegen von Prüfungsleistungen 30 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Protocol book for the internship (1 protocol per internship day) as well as a drawing for each of the objects dealt with in the internship.
Examination type: Written examination (90 min.)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program LAaG Biologie.
½ Semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline


General introduction to basic botany; phylogenetic and geophysical relationships; historical development of biological concepts; theory building; cell biology and blueprints; types of organization; generational change; developmental biology; floral biology; energy balance; photosynthesis; phytohormones. Introduction to microscopic and plant anatomical working techniques; exemplary overview of plant cell and plant organ structures.

Qualification Goals


Students will gain an exemplary overview of plant organizational types and their blueprints, with the close relationship between structure and physiological function as a central theme. Furthermore, the phylogenetic relationships are elaborated when comparing different blueprints. In addition to the theoretical basics, practical skills in handling microscopes, microtomes and in scientific drawing are taught. The microscopy techniques learned will be used to provide students with direct insight into the major plant cell and tissue structures.

Qualification Objectives:

The module provides basic biological knowledge in plant anatomy and physiology.




Module imported from LAaG Biologie.

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

Recommended Reading

(not specified)

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2019/20. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

The module guide contains all modules, independent of the current event offer. Please compare the current course catalogue in Marvin.

The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.