Bi4020 Molecular biology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Jiří Doškař, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jiří Doškař, CSc.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jiří Doškař, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Tue 13:00–15:50 A11/132, Tue 13:00–15:50 A11/132
! Bi4010 Essential molecular biology
Basic knowledge of general zoology and botany, microbiology, genetics, physiology, organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the structure of genomes of all groups of oragnisms, to explain how genetic information is stored in them, how this information is stored and realized. Students are familiar with the processes by which genetic information can change, its implications on the phenotypic level, and how to genetically change information.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to understand and explain basic principles of molecular biology and genetics on molecular level and their basic phenomena - the structure, replication, expression and changes of genes.
  • History of molecular biology
  • Nucleic acids (primary, secondary and tertiary structure of DNA and RNA, different conformations of DNA and their significance in biological systems)
  • Interactions of proteins with DNA
  • Genetic information and the genetic code. Molecular structure of procaryotic and eucaryotic genome. Replication of procaryotic and eucaryotic genome
  • Transcription of prokaryotic and euckryotic genome
  • Posttranscriptional modification and processing of RNA, especially in eukaryotes
  • Mechanisms of splicing and self-splicing
  • Translation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic mRNA
  • Posttranslational processing
  • Regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  • Signal pathways in mammal cells and their relation to the activation of transcription factors. Molecular basis of acquired immunity
  • Molecular basis of cancerogenesis (oncogenes, antioncogenes
  • Molecular mechanisms of mutagenesis and recombination
  • Transposons
  • Repair mechanisms of damaged DNA
  • Basic principles of gene engineering
    recommended literature
  • ROSYPAL, Stanislav. Úvod do molekulární biologie (Introduction to molecular biology). Čtvrté inovované vydání. Brno: Prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc., Brno, 2006. 290 pp. Díl I. Molekulární biologie prokaryotické buňky. ISBN 80-902562-5-2. URL info
  • ROSYPAL, Stanislav, Jiří DOŠKAŘ, Karel PETRZIK and Vladislava RŮŽIČKOVÁ. Úvod do molekulární biologie IV. Molekulární biologie rostlinných virů, Priony, Molekulkární evoluce, Vznik života, Metody molekulární biologie, Genové inženýrství (Introduction to molecular biology IV.). Třetí inovované vydání. Brno: Rosypal S., Grafex, 2002. 300 pp. Díl čtvrtý. ISBN 80-902562-4-4. info
  • ROSYPAL, Stanislav, Jiří DOŠKAŘ, Roman PANTŮČEK, Jana KAILEROVÁ, Jiřina RELICHOVÁ, Vladislava RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Jan ŠMARDA, Jan ŠMARDA and Jiří ŠTĚPÁN. TERMINOLOGIE MOLEKULÁRNÍ BIOLOGIE. České odborné termíny, definice a anglické ekvivalenty (Terminology of molecular biology). První vydání. Brno: Vydavatel Prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc. Vodova 80, 612 00 Brno, 2001. 300 pp. ISBN 80-902562-3-6. URL info
  • ALBERTS, Bruce. Základy buněčné biologie : úvod do molekulární biologie buňky a : Essential cell biology (Orig.). Ústí nad Labem: Espero Publishing,. xxvi, 630,. info
  • CLARK, David P. Molecular biology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005. xviii, 784. ISBN 0121755517. info
  • ALBERTS, Bruce. Molecular biology of the cell. 5th ed. New York, N.Y.: Garland science, 2008. xxxiii, 12. ISBN 9780815341062. info
    not specified
  • SNUSTAD, D. Peter and Michael J. SIMMONS. Genetika. Edited by Jiřina Relichová. Druhé, aktualizované vydá. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2017. xix, 844. ISBN 9788021086135. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are based on power-point pictures, tables and texts elaborated accordindg to textbooks, monographs and scientific papers which are explained and complemented with teacher comments. All the presentations are available on IS MUNI.
Assessment methods
Visiting of the course is not obligatory. The exam is a written test in which students should answer 50 questions covering main topics of individual lectures. To pass the exam the students should answer 60% of the answers.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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