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Yeasts as Model Organisms - MC250P78
Title: Kvasinky jako modelové organismy
Czech title: Kvasinky jako modelové organismy
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry (31-250)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
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, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Olga Heidingsfeld, CSc.
Teacher(s): doc. RNDr. Olga Heidingsfeld, CSc.
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Tomáš Ječmen, Ph.D. (12.02.2020)
The lecture is primarily designed for master and postgradual students. Yeasts as the most simple eukaryotic organisms that can be easily cultivated and manipulated have been used as a practical tool for analysis of a variety of biochemical and physiological processes, as well as for the study of eukaryotic evolution. After a brief introduction to taxonomy, the lecture will provide information on selected discoveries, which have been made using yeasts (e.g. heat shock proteins, autophagy), and on phenomena that are being studied using yeasts (protein interactions, DNA repair, irregularities in translation, apoptosis, telomerase function, evolution of cell differentiation and multicellular life style). The course includes information on yeasts as protein expression system and brief information on the role yeasts play in biotechnology.
Literature - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Michaela Čermáková, Ph.D. (22.04.2021)

YeastBook (

Scazzoschio C. (2014) Fungal biology in the postgenomic era. Fungal Biol Biotechnol 1:7

Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Michaela Čermáková, Ph.D. (22.04.2021)

Zkouška je ústní. Požadována je znalost principů vybraných dějů, které jsou s pomocí kvasinek studovány, a rámcová představa o vývoji poznání, které využití kvasinek umožnilo.

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