cod. 18005

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Biologia applicata (BIO/13)
Discipline biotecnologiche con finalità specifiche: biologiche e industriali
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: BIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO ORGANISMS

Learning objectives

<strong>Objectives:</strong> During this course the students will acquire information about the principal components of the eucaryotic cells, with particular regards to animal cells. Starting from the molecules at the basis of life, the students will understand the relationship between macromolecules’ structures and their functions. Processes such as mitosis and meiosis will be explained in details. Metabolic pathways such as mitochondrial respiration process will be also considered.


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Course unit content

General Biology and Cellular biology <br />
Introduction (scientific methods in cellular biology) <br />
The chemical basis of the life (carbon, water) <br />
The macro-molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins) <br />
Experimental approaches (microscopy) <br />
Principal cellular components <br />
Membranes and transport <br />
Enzymes, metabolism, cellular respiration <br />
Cellular cycle: mitosis and meiosis <br />
DNA: replication, transcription, protein translation <br />
Introduction to evolution processes <br />
Protists <br />
Fungi <br />

Full programme

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Campbell-Reece BIOLOGIA, ottava edizione. Pearson, 2009

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