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Course, academic year 2019/2020
  
Ekology and Biology - B240006
Title: Ekologie a biologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type:  
Guarantor: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N240022
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)
The lecture includes description of general biological processes on cellular, organ, organism and population level. Introduction to all organism groups from non-cellular viruses through unicellular to multi-cellular organisms. Focus on ecosystem structure and relationships among organisms including chemical communication. Special emphasis is put on the topics related to impact of toxic compounds and environment protection (as stress physiology, immune system, classic and molecular genetics, population growth and evolution of ecosystems). The lecture content is modified for students of non-biological specializations.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

Describe cell structure and hierarchical organization of biotic components of ecosystem.

Principles of classical and molecular genetics, imunology and stress physiology.

Classify food chains and other interspecies relationships in ecosystems.

Find nomenclature and classification of organisms for practical purposes (e.g. for Bc. or Diploma thesis).

Literature -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

R: Alberts, B. : Molecular biology of the cell. Taylor & Francis Limited, 2014, ISBN 9780815344322.

R: Kimball,J.W., Biology (online), http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/F/FallTerm.html

R: Townsend, C.R., Begon, M., Harper, J.L.: Essentials of ecology. Blackwell Publishing Limited, 2008, ISBN 9781405156585.

Learning resources -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

PDF presentations available on: e-learning.vscht.cz

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (24.01.2018)

Examination requirements:

The exam starts with written part (student must get min 50 points from 100). After successful written part the oral exam follows. The exam is focused on topics within the syllabus and the recommended literature.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

1. History of biology and ecology. Basic characteristics of living structures. Biotic components.

2. Structure of prokaryotic cells. Prokaryotic organisms.

3. Structure of eukaryotic cells. Unicellular eukaryotic organisms.

4. Genetic information. Structure of nucleic acids. Replication. Proteosynthesis. Regulation of gene expression.

5. Selected methods of molecular biology. Viruses - structure and reproduction.

6. Reproduction and ontogenesis.

7. Principles on classical genetics.

8. Immune system of animals. Stress physiology.

9. Structure and basic classification of plants, animals and fungi.

10. Hierarchical organization of biological systems - individual, population, community. Population growth.

11. Interspecies relationships (e.g. trophical chains).

12. Bioms and ecosystems - characterization of basic types, evolution of ecosystems.

13. Chemical ecology. Chemical communication.

14. Selected chapters on evolution.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Fialová Jana (13.12.2017)

No

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D. (24.01.2018)

Examination requirements:

The exam starts with written part (student must get min 50 points from 100). After successful written part the oral exam follows. The exam is focused on topics within the syllabus and the recommended literature.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1,5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 3,5 98
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50

 
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