Course syllabus P15-0019-B - Molecular Biology (FBFS - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Molecular Biology
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Agrobiotechnology /2014/ - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be 2 written tests after 15 points, project presentation for 10 points and a final written exam for 60 points. To obtain the evaluation A it is necessary to obtain at least 93 points, for the evaluation B at least 86 points, for the evaluation C at least 79 points, for the evaluation D at least 72 points and for the evaluation E at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student will understand the general principles of molecular biology, cellular processes of replication, transcription, translation at the molecular level, and understand the basic principles of preparing recombinant DNA. After completion of the subject the student controls the basic molecular biology methods, which is able to apply in laboratory practice and in research.
Course contents:
The molecular structure of chromosomes. Chemical composition and biological role of nucleic acids. Chloroplast, mitochondrial and plasmid inheritance. Molecular mechanisms and enzymology of DNA replication. The mechanism and enzymes of transcription. Decoding the genetic code, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Molecular mechanism of mutation and DNA repair. Basic principles of gene cloning.
Recommended or required reading:
GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- BALÁŽOVÁ, Ž. -- LIBANTOVÁ, J. -- MATUŠÍKOVÁ, I. -- MORAVČÍKOVÁ, J. -- SALAJ, J. -- HRICOVÁ, A. Praktické cvičenia z molekulárnej biológie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2011. 67 p. ISBN 978-80-552-0657-8.
GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- CHRENEK, P. -- BALÁŽOVÁ, Ž. -- MORAVČÍKOVÁ, J. -- CHŇAPEK, M. -- VIVODÍK, M. -- DRÁBEKOVÁ, J. Geneticky modifikované potraviny. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2017. ISBN 978-80-552-1762-8.
GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- CHŇAPEK, M. -- BALÁŽOVÁ, Ž. -- VIVODÍK, M. -- MORAVČÍKOVÁ, J. Molekulárna biológia. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2016. 134 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1550-1.
TURŇA, J. -- STUCHLÍK, S. -- DRAHOVSKÁ, H. -- GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- TIMKO, J. Techniky rekombinantných DNA. 1st ed. Bratislava : VEDA, 2004. 151 p. ISBN 80-224-0835-2.

David P. Clark: Molecular Biology, Elsevier Academic Press, 2005, pp. 784. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-175551-5
Lodish a kol.: Molecular Cell Biology. W.H.Freeman and Company, New York, USA, 1998
Rosypal, S.: Úvod do molekulární biologie. Prír.F MU Brno, 1999
Weaver, R.F., Hedrick, P.W.: Genetics. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, USA, 1997

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
subject is taught only in the winter semester
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 162

24,7 %
11,7 %
18,5 %
14,2 %
29,0 %
1,9 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. RNDr. Zdenka Gálová, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Milan Chňapek, PhD. (instructor)
Last modification: 24. 10. 2019
Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Zdenka Gálová, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 10/24/2019.

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