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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Biology I - AB320003
Title: Biology I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: http://předmět je vyučován pouze v zimním semestru
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : B320003, N320016, S320016
Is interchangeable with: B320003
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The course provides overview of features shared by living systems, origin of life and development of livings and introduces the structure and function relationship at the levels ranging from molecular entities, through organization of the (particularly eukaryotic) cell and tissues to the relationship of organisms in an ecosystem. It further provides an insight into underlying mechanisms, transmission and expression of genetic information, heredity, ontogenesis of the cell and organism and evolution and introduces the diversity of modern organisms.
Last update: Kubová Petra (06.05.2019)
Aim of the course -

Student will be able to:

Describe coherently structural components of the cell, specific intracellular structures and compartments and the architecture of tissues; understand their respective structure and function relationship.

Explain fundamental events during i) the cell cycle, ii) hereditary transmission genetic determinants and expression of the gene; iii) plant and animal reproduction.

Explain fundamental mechanisms of evolution, diversity of organisms reflecting accumulation of evolutionary novelties and relationships affecting the life in an ecosystem.

Student will acquire the knowledge required for further study in courses focused on specialized fields of biology

Last update: Kubová Petra (06.05.2019)
Literature -

R: Reece J.B., Urry L.A., Cain M.L., Wasserman S.A., Minorski P.V., Jackson R.B., Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition, Benjamin Cummings, 2010, 9780321558237


R: Mader S.N., Windelspecht M., Inquiry into life, Sixteenth Edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2020, 9781260231700


R: Mader S.N., Windelspecht M., Inquiry into life, Fifteenth Edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2017, 9781259426162

Last update: Kotrba Pavel (05.09.2022)
Learning resources -

lecture slides at

e-book: Bolsover S.R., Hyams J.S., Shephard E.A., White H.A., Wiedemann C.G., Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition, Wiley, 2004, ISBN 9780471461586 at

e-book: Anonymous, Boundless Biology Open Textbook,, free acess at

Last update: Kotrba Pavel (05.09.2022)
Syllabus -

1. Science of Biology; Origin of Life and Hierarchy of Biological Organization

2. The Chemistry of Life - Water, Structure and Functions of (Macro)Molecules of Life

3. Viruses; Biological Membrane

4. The Cell and Evolution of the Cell; Non-Organellar Structures of Cell

5. The Organelles of Cell

6. Cell Reproduction and Ontogenesis

7. Genetics - Chromosomal and Molecular Bases of Heredity

8. Mechanisms of Evolution

9. Diversity of Organisms

10. Plant Anatomy and Function

11. Plant Reproduction and Development

12. Animal Histology

13. Animal Reproduction and Development

14. Ecology and Ecosystems

Last update: Kubová Petra (06.05.2019)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Kubová Petra (06.05.2019)
Course completion requirements -

Successful completion of written and oral part of the exam.

Last update: Kubová Petra (06.05.2019)