Cell Biology (2011/2012)

Course code
4S02703
Credits
12
Coordinator
Massimo Crimi
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I 6 BIO/04-PLANT PHYSIOLOGY I semestre Massimo Crimi
BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II 6 BIO/04-PLANT PHYSIOLOGY See the unit page See the unit page

Learning outcomes

Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II
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The flux of information in the cell: Transcription and Translation. Signalling mechanisms in the cell. Cell division. Mitosis and Meiosis. Cell death. Cancer cells.
Microscopy techniques.

Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I
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The cell biology course (I and II) focuses on the main features of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, on structure and function of sub-cellular compartments, on cell division and cytological techniques. The origin of life on Earth and the origin of the cells will also be considered in this course.
The laboratory will support the understanding of the theory and will enable the students to use optical microscope and prepare simple experiments.

Syllabus

Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II
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The flux of information in the cell: Transcription and Translation. Signalling mechanisms in the cell. Cell division. Mitosis and Meiosis. Cell death. Cancer cells.


Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I
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Origin of life, evolution of th cell. The macromolecules of life. The cell structure: General organizatio. The membrane: structure and function. The cellular compartments. Mitochondria and Chloroplasts. Cell motility and shape: Microfilaments, Microtubules and Intermediate Filaments. The nucleus. Specific plant cell compartments, structure of the cell wall.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II
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Multiple choice test plus oral examination (if requested by the teacher).


Module: BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: I
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Multiple choice test plus oral examination (if requested by the teacher).