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Biology for biochemists - MC250P49
Title: Biologie pro biochemiky
Czech title: Biologie pro biochemiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry (31-250)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
For 4EU+ students: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): RNDr. Veronika Hýsková, Ph.D.
RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D. (30.09.2016)
Lecture enhances basic knowledge in all area of modern biology with focus at biochemical principles of biological processes. Aim of this lecture is to briefly repeat a scope of biology from high-school, however, we will look more deeply into molecular aspects of biological processes; therefore we will spend more time on cellular biology and description of biomacromolecule's interactions than on systematic description of the living, and by this to create a basis for later better understanding of detailed biochemical processes which will the students learn in following lectures in their studies.

Lectures are given in Czech.
Literature -
Last update: RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D. (30.09.2016)

Available biology textbooks for high-schools or any other modern biology textbook, e.g.:

Campbell N.A., Reece J.B. eds.: Biology, Pearson Education, any newer edition.

Molecular Aspects of Cell Biology, R.H. Garret and C.M. Grisham, Sounders college publishing 1995

The Nature of Life: J.H. Postlethwait, J.L. Hopson, New York, 1992

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D. (16.01.2018)

The exam is written, 60-69% correct answers in the test will be classified as good, 70-79% as very good and 80-100% as excellent.

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Ondřej Vaněk, Ph.D. (02.10.2017)

Origins of life on Earth. Evolution of organisms.

Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes - cellular architecture. Animal, plant and fungal cells - composition, function and organization.

Membranes and transport of molecules. Regulation of processes within the cells and organism.

From cell to tissue. Types of tissue, their function and composition.

Cell division. Mitosis and meiosis. Genetic information and basics of genetics. Reproduction.

Viruses, Protozoa, animals, plants and fungi - basics of taxonomy, ecology role and evolutionary relationships.

01. Origins of life, classification of organisms, evolution
02. Prokaryotic cell
03. Eukaryotic cell
04. Transport across cellular membranes
05. Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, reproduction
06. Viruses
07. Bacteria
08. Protista
09. Plants
10. Fungi
11. Animals I
12. Animals II

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