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300122 VO Biology and Evolution of Archaea (2020W)

Archaea evolution, genetics, cell biology, ecology and biotechnology

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

All lectures will be held virtually on Fridays 1:00 pm, a link will be sent timely.
First lecture: 9. October 2020
Next lectures:
9 October Schleper INTRODUCTION
16 October Rittmann METHANOGENS
23 October Kerou THAUMARCHAEA
30 October NO LECTURE
6 November Sousa S METABOLISM AND S-DEPENDENT ORGANISMS
13 November Sousa EVOLUTION
20 November Schleper ADAPTATIONS OF EXTREMOPHILIC ARCHAEA
27 November NO LECTURE
4 December Schleper METAGENOMICS AND NOVEL ARCHAEAL LINEAGES
11 December Bulgheresi ARCHAEAL CHROMATIN
18 December Bulgheresi ARCHAEAL CELL DIVISION
08 January Kerou VIRUSES AND ANTI-VIRAL DEFENSE SYSTEMS
15 January Rittmann ARCHAEA BIOTECHNOLOGY 1
22 January Rittmann ARCHAEA BIOTECHNOLOGY 2

Friday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 UZA2 Hörsaal 8 (Raum 2Z206) 2.OG
Friday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 UZA2 Hörsaal 8 (Raum 2Z206) 2.OG
Friday 18.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum
Friday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 2A211 2.OG UZA II Geo-Zentrum

Information

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

Update 25.10.2020

Digital written exam in English.
Open-book (all resource materials are allowed, rules of good scientific practice apply)

The exam consists of one open question that needs to be answered in detail. There maximum number of points that can be achieved is 20. The exam ist passed from 10 points.
Duration of exam is 90 minutes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Update 25.10.2020
Basic knowledge in microbiology, physiology and genetics is needed.

There maximum number of points that can be achieved is 20. The exam ist passed from 10 points.

Grading scale (passing grades):
19-20 points: very good
16-18 points: good
13-15 points: satisfactory
10-12 points: sufficient

Examination topics

Content of lectures.

Reading list

On Moodle platform.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:27