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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Biology I - S320016
Title: Biology I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AB320003
For type:  
Guarantor: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Burketová Lenka doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AB320003
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)
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 mechanisms underlying, 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: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)

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 acquired knowledge prerequisite for further study in courses focused on specialized fields of biology.

Literature -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)

Z:Raven P., Johnson G., Singer S., Losos J., Biology, Sevents Edition, McGraw-Hill Science, 2004, 9780072921649

Z: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

Learning resources -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (28.06.2013)

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 na adrese

e-resource: Anonymous, Boundless Biology Open Textbook,, volný přístup na adrese

Syllabus -
Last update: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)

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: Kotrba Pavel prof. Ing. Ph.D. (12.11.2012)


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.2 6
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2.3 64
4 / 3 112 / 84