717095 VU Stress Physiology

summer semester 2020 | Last update: 21.09.2020 Place course on memo list
VU Stress Physiology
VU 3
every 2nd year

The students have knowledge about low temperature stress resistance mechanisms of plants and the currently available stress detection methods.

Field course in plant stress physiology I: Frost stress (G. Neuner and O. Buchner) The effect of frost on alpine plants and the importance of various frost resistance mechanisms are exemplarily depicted for the peculiar environmental situation of alpine habitats. By micrometeorological measurement the low temperature strain is investigated in alpine micro habitats. Importance of snow protection is experimentally demonstrated. Artificial frost stress is applied in situ via field portable temperature chambers or by laboratory based standard methods. To gain a dose versus effect diagram a series of exposure times and temperatures are applied. To assess combined stress effects frost is applied in combination with various irradiation intensities. Methods to determine ice nucleation and propagation in plant tissues are applied. After application of the frost treatment frost resistance is assessed by various viability assays such as the electrolyte leakage test, visual damage rating, chlorophyll fluorescence imaging, the TTC test and in re-growth studies (after in situ frost application).

course partly in the field


Will be supplied in the course.

  • SDG 3 - Good health and well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • SDG 13 - Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
  • SDG 15 - Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
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Date Time Location
Mon 2020-03-02
16.00 - 16.30 HS A Botanik HS A Botanik Vorbesprechung
Mon 2020-05-04
08.00 - 13.30 SR Botanik SR Botanik
Mon 2020-05-04
16.00 - 18.30 SR Botanik SR Botanik
Tue 2020-05-05
08.00 - 12.00 Mikroskopiersaal Mikroskopiersaal
Wed 2020-05-06
08.00 - 12.00 Mikroskopiersaal Mikroskopiersaal
Fri 2020-05-08
08.00 - 17.00 Mikroskopiersaal Mikroskopiersaal