MBV4130 – The biology of the prokaryotes
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the biology of the prokaryotes Bacteria and Archaea, with emphasis on cell structure, physiology, classification and molecular biology. The course will also concentrate on chosen, relevant topics where the molecular mechanisms are known, such as the role of symbiotic interactions in medicine and agriculture.
The course provides students with knowledge and indepth understanding of the great diversity of prokaryotic organisms with regard to metabolism. The course will emphasize molecular mechanisms and the methods used to obtain this information. The students will give independent seminars on relevant themes.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with FRM-MBV5060 – Molecular and pharmaceutical microbiology (continued)
- 10 credits overlap with MBV9130 – The biology of the prokaryotes (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with FRM-MBV9060 – Molecular and Pharmaceutical Microbiology (discontinued)
The course lasts five weeks in the end of the autumn semester and the teaching will consist of 20 hours of lectures, 8 hours of seminars including student presentations and practical computer assignments.
The presentation from the seminars and the practical assignment (20%)must be approved before the final oral exam (80%).
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.