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Animal Functional Morphology and Biochemistry
(dt. Funktionsmorphologie und Biochemie der Tiere)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar „Anpassung an Lebensräume“ (2 SWS) recitation class,
180 hours (seminar: 20 h recitation class: 20 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfungen: 140 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Compulsory attendance in the seminar
Examination type: Written examination or presentation
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Beck, Hassel (V)


In the seminar

Adaptation to diverse living conditions; extremophiles and their physiological-morphological adaptations; structures, biochemistry, and strategies; recent microevolution of traits under selection pressure; mate choice and evolution.

In the exercise

Comparative functional morphology and biochemistry of animals; structure-function relationships; adaptation to living conditions, specialization; body surfaces (e.g., ontogenetic origin, structure, molecules); movement (e.g. Ectoskeletons, endoskeletons, their origin and structure; biomechanics; evolution of limbs and wings); food acquisition and ingestion (esp. structural features, silks, adhesive filaments, bioluminescence); digestion (e.g., special foregut structures); circulatory systems and respiration; excretory organs; reproduction.

Qualification Goals

The module delves into aspects of animal functional morphology, incorporating biochemical relationships.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

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

Recommended Reading

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