determination course

photosynthetic euglenoids │ taxonomy │ colourless euglenoids │ ecology │ lectures

Five-days course focused on determination of freshwater representatives of photosynthetic and colourless euglenoids especially from the European region together with common ubiquitous species. The course will consist of theoretical lectures focused on modern taxonomy based on molecular-morphological data (polyphasic approach) together with ecological and biomonitoring connotations, theory will be complemented by practical microscopic sessions. It is possible for the participants to bring their own samples or microphotographs of the species for identification. The course will contain a one-day excursion with sampling.

  • The course will take place during summer 2022.


  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice.

organizational information


  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice (48°58'37.372"N, 14°26'46.379"E)

  • Lectures and microscopy sessions will be held in a modern equipped laboratory.

  • Coffee breaks will be provided during the day.

  • Maximum of participants is limited to 18.

  • Course language is English


course program

Course schedule

  • Monday

    • Registration 8:30 - 9:00 News in the taxonomy of euglenoids, characteristic determination features │ Photosynthetic genera I. (Colacium, Cryptoglena, Euglena, Euglenaria, Euglenaformis, Lepocinclis) - theory and microscopy session │ Welcome party

  • Tuesday

    • Photosynthetic genera II. (Monomorphina, Phacus, Strombomonas and Trachelomonas) - theory and microscopy session

  • Wednesday

    • Sampling trip to Třeboňsko Protected Landscape Area and surrounding areas

  • Thursday

    • Colourless genera (ubiquite representatives of the genera Anisonema, Astasia, Calycimonas, Cyclidiopsis, Entosiphon, Heteronema, Menoidium, Notosolenus, Peranema, Petalomonas, Rhabdomonas, Sphenomonas, Teloprocta, Urceolus) - theory and microscopy session │ Farewell party

  • Friday

    • Microscopy session and consultation (own samples, photos etc.)

Sampling trip & excursion

  • Microbrewery Jílovice

  • National nature reserve Červené blato peat-bog

  • Třeboň chateau

  • Sampling of selected habitats during the excursion (e.g. Xerr pond and sourrounding peat-bog habitats)


  • Małgorzata Poniewozik

  • Josef Juráň

  • Jaroslav Kubín

Organization Committee

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