551-0002-00L  General Biology II

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersU. Sauer, R. Aebersold, W. Gruissem
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0002-00 GAllgemeine Biologie II4 hrs
Wed15-17HG E 7 »
Thu08-10HG E 7 »
U. Sauer, R. Aebersold, W. Gruissem

Catalogue data

AbstractBasics of biochemistry (macromolecules, membranes, cellular structures, metabolism), molecular genetics (gene expression and its regulation; from gene to protein), and physiology of higher plants (structure, growth, development, nutrition, transport, reproduction)
ObjectiveThe understanding of basic concepts of molecular biology and physiology.
ContentHow cells function at the level of molecules and higher structures.
Molecular processes during gene expression.
Plant physiology.

The following Campbell chapters will be covered:

Week 1-5: Prof. Sauer
5 Biological macromolecules and lipids
7 Cell structure and function
8 Cell membranes
10 Respiration: introduction to metabolism
10 Cell respiration
11 Photosynthetic processes

Week 6-9: Prof. Aebersold
16 Nucleic acids and inheritance
17 Expression of genes
18 Control of gene expression
19 DNA Technology

Week 9-13: Prof. Gruissem
35 Plant Structure and Growth
36 Transport in vascular plants
37 Plant nutrition
38 Reproduction of flowering plants
39 Plants signal and behavior
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureCampbell, Reece et al: "Biologie" (10th global edition); Pearson 2015.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0001-00L General Biology I
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Agricultural Sciences 2015; Version 01.03.2019 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 27.09.2019 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Food Science 2016; Version 06.03.2019 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Agricultural Science 2010; Version 13.10.2015 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Food Science 2010; Version 22.03.2016 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits7 credits
ExaminersU. Sauer, R. Aebersold, W. Gruissem, O. Y. Martin, A. Widmer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 150 minutes
Written aidsKeine Hilfsmittel (Ausnahme: Fachneutrales Wörterbuch für nicht deutsch sprechende Studierende)
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. Aebersold, W. Gruissem, U. Sauer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsKeine Hilfsmittel (Ausnahme: Fachneutrales Wörterbuch für nicht deutsch sprechende Studierende)
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Groups

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Restrictions

PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupEnvironmental Sciences BSc (727000)
Environmental Sciences MSc (736000)
Agricultural Sciences BSc (753000)
Food Science BSc (754000)

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Agricultural Sciences BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation
Food Science BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation