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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)Schedule is not published yet, this information might be misleading.
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
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 -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.05.2019)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.05.2019)

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

Literature -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (05.09.2022)

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

Learning resources -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (05.09.2022)

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

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.05.2019)

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

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.05.2019)


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

Successful completion of written and oral part of the exam.