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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Biology I - B320003
Title: Biologie I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
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: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: http://předmět je vyučován pouze v zimním semestru
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Burketová Lenka doc. Ing. CSc.
Marková Michaela Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : AB320003, N320016
Is interchangeable with: AB320003, N320016
Examination dates   Schedule   
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 (18.12.2017)
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: Kotrba Pavel (17.01.2018)
Literature -

Z:Benda V., Babůrek I., Kotrba P., Základy biologie, VŠCHT Praha, 2005, 8070805870

D:Campbell N.A., Reece J.B., Biologie, Computer Press, a.s., 2006, 08025111784

D:Mader S.N., Windelspecht M., Inquiry into life, Sixteenth Edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2020, ISBN 978-1-260-23170-0


D:Mader S.N., Windelspecht M., Inquiry into life, Fifteenth Edition, McGraw Hill Education, 2017, ISBN 978-1-259-42616-2

Last update: Kotrba Pavel (05.09.2022)
Learning resources -

lecture slides at, with an option of accompanying text (BIOLOGY "Reader’s Digest by Pavel Kotrba") 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: Kotrba Pavel (17.01.2018)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Kotrba Pavel (17.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Successful completion of written and oral part of the exam.

Last update: Kotrba Pavel (17.01.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 60
Oral examination 40