717096 VU Molecular Stress Physiology

summer semester 2020 | Last update: 13.07.2020 Place course on memo list
VU Molecular Stress Physiology
VU 2
every 2nd year

A combination of physiological, molecular and biochemical analyses will enable students to understand how and why plants respond to their fluctuating evironment.

Introductory lectures, practical stations in small groups, presentation of results and a one page summary report.

HPLC quantification of photosynthetic pigments in conjugation with chlorophyll fluorescence analysis. Measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidants. Focus will be placed on algae.

Practical report and oral presentation

Strasburger, Physiology of Metabolism, Chapter 5, Photosynthesis, the light reactions: 291-312

Li et al., (2009) Sensing and responding to excess light. Annual Review of Plant Biology, 60: 239-260 

Niyogi (2000) Safety valves for photosynthesis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 3: 455-460

This course will be taught in English. Students can present their results in English or German.

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Date Time Location
Mon 2020-03-02
16.00 - 16.30 HS A Botanik HS A Botanik Vorbesprechung
Wed 2020-04-22
09.00 - 17.00 ÜR I Botanik ÜR I Botanik
Thu 2020-04-23
09.00 - 17.00 ÜR I Botanik ÜR I Botanik
Fri 2020-04-24
09.00 - 17.00 ÜR I Botanik ÜR I Botanik
Mon 2020-06-08
09.00 - 17.00 ÜR I Botanik ÜR I Botanik
Tue 2020-06-09
09.00 - 17.00 ÜR I Botanik ÜR I Botanik