551-1420-00L  Molecular Biology

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersD. Santelia, J. Fütterer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


551-1420-00 GMolecular Biology2 hrs
Thu10:15-12:00HG D 7.1 »
D. Santelia, J. Fütterer

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course deals with
(i) Structure and replication of DNA, transcription, RNA processing, translation, mutation and DNA repair, stability and variability of genomes, regulation of gene activities. (ii) Modern molecular methods by which these processes are examined. (iii) Practical applications in genetic engineering, plant breeding and food biotechnology.
ObjectiveAt the end of this course, students are able to (i) Define technical terms of molecular biology and apply them to biological phenomena. (ii) Understand the structure and function of the genetic material as well as the processes of its natural and artificial change. (iii) Describe standard methods of molecular biology and explain their applications.
Literature“Molecular Biology, Principles of Genome Function”, Second Edition (2014), Oxford
N. Craig, O. Cohen-Fix, R. Green, C. Greider, G. Storz, C. Wolberger

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Food Science 2016; Version 25.05.2023 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Programme in Food Science 2010; Version 22.03.2016 (Examination Block 2)
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersD. Santelia, J. Fütterer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 60 minutes
Written aidsNone
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.

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Food Science BachelorBasic Courses II: Examination Block 2OInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorEnvironmental Chemistry/EcotocxicologyWInformation
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