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Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology

The course comprises genetics, cell biology and microbiology. Laboratory practicals constitute an important part of the course.

In lectures, and compulsory laboratory practicals and group exercises the following sections are addressed:

  • structure, function and morphology of bacteria, fungi, plant and animal cells, and viruses

  • the flow of genetic information: DNA-replication, RNA-synthesis, RNA-splicing and protein synthesis

  • biological membranes, transport mechanisms and communication within and among cells

  • cell division and formation of sex cells

  • inheritance theory of Mendel and its extension

  • genetic recombination and linkage analysis

  • mutations

  • population genetics and conservation of genetic diversity

  • quantitative genetics

  • energy metabolism and energy yield (aerobic and anaerobic respiration, fermentation, methanogenesis, syntrophy, litotrophy, photosynthesis) in bacteria

  • bacterial genetics (conjugation, transduction and transformation)

  • cultivation of microorganisms, substrate and growth

  • disinfection and antibiotics

  • fungi and bacteria, identification and classification

  • information retrieval and lab report writing

Course evaluation

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BI1278-10101 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for BI1278

Academic year 2021/2022

Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology (BI1278-10152)

2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology (BI1278-10262)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology (BI1278-10214)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

Academic year 2018/2019

Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology (BI1278-10139)

2018-09-03 - 2018-11-11

Academic year 2017/2018

Genetics, Cell Biology and Microbiology (BI1278-10006)

2017-08-28 - 2017-11-05

Syllabus and other information

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor's Programme Crop Production (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38060 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Biology Biology
Course code: BI1278 Application code: SLU-10101 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Plant Biology Pace: 100%