551-0001-00L  General Biology I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersU. Sauer, O. Y. Martin, A. Widmer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
551-0001-00 VBiologie I: Allgemeine Biologie I3 hrs
Wed09:15-10:00ETF C 1 »
Fri10:15-12:00ETF C 1 »
U. Sauer, O. Y. Martin, A. Widmer

Catalogue data

AbstractOrganismic biology to teach the basic principles of classical and molecular genetics, evolutionary biology and phylogeny.
First in a series of two lectures given over two semesters for students of agricultural and food sciences, as well as of environmental sciences.
ObjectiveThe understanding of some basic principles of biology (inheritance, evolution and phylogeny) and an overview of the diversity of life.
ContentThe first semester focuses on the organismal biology aspects of genetics, evolution and diversity of life in the Campbell chapters 12-34.

Week 1-7 by Alex Widmer, Chapters 12-25
12 Cell biology Mitosis
13 Genetics Sexual life cycles and meiosis
14 Genetics Mendelian genetics
15 Genetics Linkage and chromosomes
20 Genetics Evolution of genomes
21 Evolution How evolution works
22 Evolution Phylogentic reconstructions
23 Evolution Microevolution
24 Evolution Species and speciation
25 Evolution Macroevolution

Week 8-14 by Oliver Martin, Chapters 26-34
26 Diversity of Life Introdution to viruses
27 Diversity of Life Prokaryotes
28 Diversity of Life Origin & evolution of eukaryotes
29 Diversity of Life Nonvascular&seedless vascular plants
30 Diversity of Life Seed plants
31 Diversity of Life Introduction to fungi
32 Diversity of Life Overview of animal diversity
33 Diversity of Life Introduction to invertebrates
34 Diversity of Life Origin & evolution of vertebrates
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureCampbell et al. (2015) Biology - A Global Approach. 10th Edition (Global Edition
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is the first in a series of two lectures given over two semesters for students with biology as as a basic subject.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 551-0002-00L General Biology II (next semester)
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 29.09.2023 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Food Science 2016; Version 25.05.2023 (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
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Earth Sciences 2010; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersU. Sauer, 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 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