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Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

Focus Subject - Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

You have to choose the theoretical module and the practical module.

TM  Theoretical Module (12 CP)

Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberprieler

PM  Practical Module (12 CP)

Evolutionary and Systematic Botany Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberprieler

TM Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

BIO-M-TM-ESB

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberprieler

Module contents
Lectures
  • Foundations of molecular systematics
  • Foundations and methods of molecular phylogenetics (phylogenomics)
  • DNA taxonomy and barcoding, methods of species delimitation
  • Spatio-temporal interpretation of molecular trees (biogeography)
  • Population genetics and coalescent theory, phylogeography
  • Multivariate statistical analysis of morphological variation, geometric morphometrics
  • Methods of (molecular) evolutionary biology (differentiation, selection)
Seminar
  • Presentation and discussion of a research based topic in the field of evolutionary and systematic botany
Module components
1. Lecture „Methods in Evolutionary and Systematic Botany“ (obligatory)

and
Lecture “Plant Speciation” (winter)
or
Lecture “Plant Systematics” (summer)

2. CIP-Pool lab course “Bioinformatic Methods in Evolutionary and Systematic Botany”

In the lab course a presentation of lab course excercises has to be held and registered in Flexnow as an ungraded study achievement (Studienleistung).

Module examination

30 min oral examination (graded)

The student can choose the examiner.

(Der Prüfer kann vom Studierenden frei gewählt werden.)


PM Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

BIO-M-PM-ESB

Detailed module description - pdf

Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberprieler (link to research group)

Module contents
  • Acquisition of molecular data (sequence data, DNA-fingerprint data) for phylogenetic and population genetic analyses in angiosperms
  • Bioinformatic processing of sequence and fingerprint data
  • Performance of phylogenetic analyses based on Maximum Parsimony (MP), Maximum Likelihood (ML), and Bayesian Inference (BI) methods
  • Performance of population genetic analyses
  • Ploidy analyses of plants using flow cytometry
  • Analysis of morphological data using multivariate statistical methods
  • Presentation and discussion of own experimental gained data
Module components

Laboratory course (6 weeks) with seminar: Evolutionary and Systematic Botany

Module examination

Portfolio examination (graded)

  1. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
  2. Studium