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Molecular Biology and Metabolism of Prokaryotes
(dt. Molekularbiologie und Stoffwechsel der Prokaryonten)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar „Neue Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Mikrobio,
180 hours (seminar: 20 h recitation class: 40 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfungen: 120 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Written test.
Examination type: Presentation
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
One semester,
each summer semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Brandis-Heep (V), Bremer, Heider, Thanbichler


In seminar.

Reading, comprehension and presentation of original papers or current review articles.

In exercise.

CO2 fixation pathways, anaerobic respiration, fermentations; lactic acid bacteria, clostridia, sulfate reducers, methanogenic bacteria, and others; gene regulation, mutation and genetic analysis, plasmids, mechanisms of gene transfer, bacteriophages, transposons, DNA repair and mutagenesis, global adaptation mechanisms.

Qualification Goals

Students will build on the ''Fundamentals of Microbiology'' to learn the ''Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms'' while deepening their understanding of biological relationships. The origin of metabolic pathways, CO2 fixation, fermentations, methanogenesis, methane oxidation, aromatic metabolism, tetrapyrrole biosynthesis; introduction to bacterial genetics, gene cloning, genetic tools, stress responses, and transport processes will be taught.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

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

Recommended Reading

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