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Genetics and Microbiology
(dt. Genetik und Mikrobiologie für Lehramt an Gymnasien-Studierende)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
1) lecture (2 SWS) 2) recitation class (0,5 SWS) 3) Kurs,
180 hours (attendance in den Lehrveranstaltungen 52,5 h, preparation and follow-up inklusive Studienleistungen 97,5 h, Vorbereitung and Ablegen von Prüfungsleistungen 30 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Protocol book for the course (1 protocol per course day)
Examination type: Two written examinations (90 min. each, 3 CP each)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program LAaG Biologie.
½ Semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline


The cell cycle; meiosis and sexual development cycles; Mendel and the concept of genes; the chromosomal basis of inheritance; the molecular basis of inheritance; from gene to protein; organization and control of eukaryotic genomes; genetic engineering and genomics. The chemical framework of life; water and the environmental fitness for life; carbon and the molecular diversity of life; the structure and function of biological macromolecules; introduction to metabolism; membranes: structure and function; cellular respiration: obtaining chemical energy. Microbes as model systems: The genetics of viruses and bacteria; the young earth and the origin of life. Conduct under supervision: light and phase contrast microscopy; characterization of microorganisms; cultivation of microorganisms; antimicrobial agents; regulation of metabolism. Performance of experiments on the topics: Classical genetics, mapping of genes, sex-linked inheritance, preparation of human DNA and PCR, transformation and characterization of a plasmid. Preparation of a protocol on the experiments performed.

Qualification Goals


Teaching basic biological knowledge with emphasis on the following: The chemistry of life and introduction to metabolism; prokaryote and eukaryote cells differ; microbes as model systems; introduction to the history of life; prokaryotes and the origin of metabolic diversity. Knowledge of basic rules of inheritance and underlying molecular mechanisms.

Qualification goals:

The module provides basic biological knowledge in genetics and microbiology.




Module imported from LAaG Biologie.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

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