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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Biochemistry of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Seminars - M320085
Title: Seminář biochemie prokaryot a eukaryot
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:2
E-Credits: winter s.:2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, MC [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Lipovová Petra doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Annotation -
The seminar on biochemistry of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on a deeper understanding of the biochemical processes in organisms from the kingdoms of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. During the seminar, students will become familiar with the more complex biochemical processes occurring in cells of both types of organisms. Emphasis will be placed on comparative studies between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, aiming to comprehend the differences and similarities between these two types of organisms. The seminar consists of lectures, discussions, and student presentations. Students will be encouraged to actively engage and think critically when exploring various biochemical concepts. They will also have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current research papers and advancements in the field of prokaryotic and eukaryotic biochemistry. The seminar on biochemistry of prokaryotes and eukaryotes is suitable for students of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, and related fields. The course contributes to the development of scientific thinking and prepares students for further study and research in the fields of biochemistry and microbiology.
Last update: Lipovová Petra (31.05.2023)
Aim of the course -


Last update: Lipovová Petra (31.05.2023)
Literature -

Z: VOET, Donald, Judith G. VOET a Charlotte W. PRATT. Fundamentals of biochemistry : life at the molecular level. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. xxx, 1099. ISBN 9780470129302.

Z: Michael T. Madigan,‎ Kelly S. Bender,‎ Daniel H. Buckley,‎ W. Matthew Sattley,‎ David A. Stahl: Brock Biology of Microorganisms; Pearson 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0134261928, ISBN-10: 0134261925

Last update: Lipovová Petra (12.10.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

The course ends with a classified credit. The grade will be composed of points from continuous tests and an assessment of independent work.

Last update: Lipovová Petra (31.05.2023)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction (organization, assignment of group projects, etc.)

2-3. Energy metabolism (prokaryotes vs. eukaryotes, phototrophic vs. chemotrophic organisms)

4-6. Carbohydrate metabolism (central metabolism of glucose, alternative glucose degradation, synthesis and degradation of polysaccharides and cell wall carbohydrates, synthesis of glycoproteins and glycolipids)

7-9. Nitrogen metabolism (nitrogen fixation, assimilation of ammonia, denitrification, catabolism and anabolism of amino acids, urea metabolism, purine and pyrimidine metabolism)

10-12. Lipid metabolism (fatty acid biosynthesis, beta-oxidation, phospholipid metabolism, sterol metabolism, lipid transport, membrane fluidity)

13. Xenobiotic and secondary metabolite metabolism

14. Summary

Last update: Lipovová Petra (19.06.2023)
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Homework preparation 30
Defense of an individual project 30
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 40