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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Biology II - AB319001
Title: Biology II
Guaranteed by: Department of Biotechnology (319)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Branská Barbora doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : B319001, N319001, S319001
Is interchangeable with: B319001
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The subject Biology II is an independent continuation of the subject Biology I and is aimed at deepening the knowledge of general biology and cell biology with an emphasis on an understanding of the relationships between structures and functions and the interconnections of cellular processes. On the representatives of all three domains of life on Earth, both the diversity of cell types and the existence of common mechanisms will be presented. Part of the Biology II introduces basic and advanced tools of analysis of individual cells and cell populations. A couple of presentations are devoted to ecology, biogeochemical cycles, and active discussion with students on current issues related to the topics included in the subject.
Last update: Branská Barbora (15.09.2023)
Aim of the course -

Students will be familiar with the structures and functions of cell compartments and sub-cellular units both in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. They will be aware of mechanisms of cell adaptation, differentiation, and intercellular communication. They will know the particular tools for analysis of cells and will understand their principles. Students will have a robust knowledge base for the follow-up subjects and will be able to work independently with a specialized literature of relevant orientation and discuss related topics.

Last update: Branská Barbora (15.09.2023)
Literature -

R: Alberts B., Molecular Biology of the Cell, (6th ed.), 2015: ISBN 978-0-8153-4464-3;

A: Lodish A., Molecular Cell Biology (8th ed.), 2016: ISBN 978-1-4641-8339-3;

A: Cooper G., The Cell (7th ed.), 2015: ISBN 978-1-60535-290-9;

A: Madigan M., Brock Biology of Microorganism (14th ed.), 2015: ISBN 978-1-292-01831-7;

A: Snyder L., Molecular Genetics of Bacteria (4th ed.), 2013: ISBN 978-1-555-81627-8;

A: Chiarini-Garcia H., Light Microscopy, 2011: ISBN 978-1-60761-949-9;

A: Shapiro H., Practical Flow Cytometry (4th ed.), 2003 ISBN 0-471-4112;

A: Goldman R.D., Live Cell Imaging, 2004; ISBN 0-87969-683-4;

Last update: Branská Barbora (15.09.2023)
Learning resources - BBsnímky 18 (celkový soubor vybraných PP prezentací předmětu)

Additional materials will be available in e-learning course.

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Syllabus -

1. Cell diversity

2. Overview of cell types and their comparison

3. Methods of study of individual cells and populations - basic microscopic techniques

4. Methods of individual cell and population studies - advanced cell analysis tools

5. Auto-organization of cellular structures

6. Structure and function of the cell surface

7. Cell nucleus architecture

8. Structure of the cell genome, DNA condensation, chromatin remodeling

9. Cell cycle, reproduction of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell type

10. Cell adaptation and differentiation

11. Intercellular interactions

12. Ecology and ecosystems

13. Biogeochemical cycles

14. Discussion on publicly popular topics related to cell biology

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Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -

Successful completion of the written and oral part of the exam.

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