Universität Wien FIND

300122 VO Biology and Evolution of Archaea (2019W)

Archaea evolution, genetics, cell biology, ecology and biotechnology

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 11.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 18.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 25.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 08.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 15.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 29.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 06.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 13.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 10.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 17.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 24.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG
Friday 31.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Übungsraum 6, UZA I, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.208 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The Archaea are a group of organisms clearly distinguishable from the domains of the Bacteria and the Eukarya. Since their recognition as a separate domain of life, the Archaea have played a crucial part in models of the early evolution of cellular life forms, prompting vigorous debate about the course of evolution on Earth. In particular, their information processing systems (transcription, replication, etc) exhibit striking similarity to that of Eukaryotes. Further, many archaeal species are prevalent in extreme environments and they hold a number of the records for growth and survival under many ecological extremes. In addition, at least two lineages of Archaea are widely distributed in moderate environments and play crucial roles in global biogeochemical cycles.
This lecture series deals with the evolution, genetics, cell biology, and ecology of the fascinating group of archaea and it also presents how they can be exploited biotechnologically.
The lecture will be given in english.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam, in english

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge in microbiology, physiology and genetics is needed.

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Association in the course directory

MGE III-2, MMB W-2, MMEI II-2.2, MEC-9, M-WZB

Last modified: Fr 18.10.2019 08:08