Cell Biology - BIOLOGIA GENERALE E CELLULARE: II (2017/2018)



Course code
4S02703
Credits
6
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi

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laboratorio [1° turno] 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi

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laboratorio [2° turno] 3 II sem. Massimo Crimi

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laboratorio [3° turno] 3 II sem. Luca Dall'Osto

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laboratorio [4° turno] 3 II sem. Luca Dall'Osto

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Learning outcomes

The cell biology course II focuses on the main processes in the life of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, the flow of information, cell division and vescicular trafficking. This course will enhable the students to better understand Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology courses Theoretical principles of cytological techniques 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. Moreover, they will learn how to write a scientific report.

Syllabus

The flow of information: Transcription and translation. The protein synthesis. Targeting to different compartments and vescicles. Cellular signalling mechanisms. The cell cycle. Mitosis and meiosis. Cell death and apoptosis. Cancer cells. Viruses.

Laboratory: microscopy techniques with fresh plant material, staining of subcellular structures. Purification of cellular subfractions with differential centrifugation, spectrophotometric analysis of the obtained fractions to identify mitochondria.

Assessment methods and criteria

Preparation of a scientific report (lab experience).
Multiple choice test plus oral examination

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
teoria Gerard Karp Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare - Concetti ed Esperimenti (Edizione 5) EdiSES 2015 9788879598637
teoria Becker W.M. et al. Il mondo della cellula (Edizione 8) Pearson Ed 2018 9788865182376
teoria Cooper G.M. - Hausman R.E. La Cellula - Un Approccio Molecolare (Edizione 2) Piccin 2009 9788829920037
laboratorio Gerard Karp Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare - Concetti ed Esperimenti (Edizione 5) EdiSES 2015 9788879598637
laboratorio Becker W.M. et al. Il mondo della cellula (Edizione 8) Pearson Ed 2018 9788865182376
laboratorio Cooper G.M. - Hausman R.E. La Cellula - Un Approccio Molecolare (Edizione 2) Piccin 2009 9788829920037
laboratorio Gerard Karp Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare - Concetti ed Esperimenti (Edizione 5) EdiSES 2015 9788879598637
laboratorio Becker W.M. et al. Il mondo della cellula (Edizione 8) Pearson Ed 2018 9788865182376
laboratorio Cooper G.M. - Hausman R.E. La Cellula - Un Approccio Molecolare (Edizione 2) Piccin 2009 9788829920037

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018