Course: Introduction to Biology

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Course title Introduction to Biology
Course code KBI/K108
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ipser Jan, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Characteristics of life. 2. General biology of viruses, procaryotic and eucaryotic cell. 3. Cell cycle, cell division, cell growth and differentiation. 4. Structure and function of biomacromolecules. 5. Biothermodynamics. 6. Cellular metabolism. 7. Photosynthesis. 8. Genetic information, replication, transcription, translation and regulation of gene expression. 9. Genetics of procaryotic and eucaryotic cell. 10. Types of heredity. Genetic transmission on organismal and population level. 11. Mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, teratogenesis. 12. Type of reproduction 13. Principles of ecology. 14. Principles of evolution.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide bacic information on general biology, cell biology, ecology, biological evolution and principles of heredity.


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Recommended literature
  • Alberts, B. a kol. Základy buněčné biologie.. Espero Publishing, Ústí nad Labem., 1998.
  • Ipser J. Obecná biologie buňky. UJEP Ústí n.L. 2005.
  • J. Kubišta. Buněčné základy životních dějů. Scientia. 1998.
  • Nečas O. a kol. Obecná biologie. 2000.
  • Rosypal a kol. Nový přehled biologie. 2003.
  • Rosypal S. a kol. Fylogeneze, systém a biologie organismů.. SPN Praha, 1992.
  • Voet D., Voetová J. Biochemie, Victoria Publishing Praha, 1995. Praha, 1995.

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