831170 Wood biology

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Rosner, Sabine
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Anatomy of the protoplast and the ultrastructure of the cell wall. Structure and morphology of the tissues of the plant body with the special consideration of wood. Origin and function of the primary and secondary meristems. Secondary growth. Functional anatomy of the annual ring. Secondary cortex with the formation of the rhytidome. Xylem transport. Reasons for defects in wood.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The general biological understanding of wood has to be awoken and deepened. The fundamental knowledge of the primary and secondary structure in plants are the supposition. A very important point are the developmental aspects from the meristem to the whole plant. Besides, the relation between structure and function should be shown and the reaction of wood to environmental factors, wound, stress, and so on are demonstrated. Moreover, it is shown how to combine fundamental knowledge with practical doing.
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