546-0515/03 – General Biology (OBB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorMgr. Oldřich Motyka, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Oldřich Motyka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MOT127 Mgr. Oldřich Motyka, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Comprehension and knowledge of organism functioning, organism structures and microstructures.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


Anatomical strucutre of plant, fungal and animal bodies: cytology and biochemistry of cells, plant and animal histology and anatomy.

Compulsory literature:

WILSON, K. a J. WALKER. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-521-82889-9

Recommended literature:

BERGTROM, G. Basic Cell and Molecular Biology. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021; https://bio.libretexts.org/@go/page/16407 Basic Biology: Introduction to Biology. https://basicbiology.net/biology-101/introduction-to-biology

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

credit and exam


Other requirements

The credit written exam


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. General hierarchy of construction and organization of organisms. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell. Plant and animal cell. 2. Plant tissues and tissue systems. Criteria for evaluation and classification of tissues. False and real mesh, dividing and permanent mesh, mesh according to function. 3. Tissues of animals. 4. Circulatory, nervous, excretory, cutaneous, sensory, hormonal regulation systems. 5. Differentiation in a plant organism with a transition to land. 6. Morphology and anatomy of roots. 7. Morphology and anatomy of stems. 8. Morphology and anatomy of leaves. 9. Morphology and anatomy of reproductive organs. 10. Morphology and anatomy of seeds and fruits. 11. Basics of biochemistry - hydrocarbons as basic compounds (functional groups, complex compounds, biochemically important reactions). 12. Amino acids, proteins, synthesis and metabolism of proteins. 13. Nucleic acids, enzymes, vitamins. 14. Biological oxidation (oxygen metabolism). Regulatory mechanisms and mutual mechanisms in metabolism. Mineral metabolism.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  33
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: - mandatory participation in seminars - completion of set tasks, handing in records

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0724HGF011) Environmental Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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