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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 2063 (Z23C) MARINE ECOLOGY (4 credits)

BIOL 2361 (BC22A) BIOMOLECULES AND ENERGY METABOLISM (4 credit)

Prerequisites: BL11G or (AG13A & AG14A) Syllabus: Topics on basic oceanography including bathymetry and to- pography of the ocean floor; plate tectonics and continental drift; physical and chemical properties of sea water; atmospheric and oceanic circulation; tides; form and function of planktonic organisms; primary and secondary organic production and zooplankton distribution including sub tidal shallow sea, deep sea, hydrothermal vent communities and inter tidal bentic com- munities.; Coral reef biology; biology of marine mammals

Practicals include time at sea. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

Prerequisites: BL11D Syllabus: Physical and solvent properties of water. pH and the theory of buffer action. Chemical structures and physico-chemical properties of amino acids, proteins and complex carbohy- drates. Enzymology, including kinetics, inhibition, mechanisms of rate enhancement and regulation. Bioener- getics. Integration of metabolism. Regulation of the TCA cycle and the chemiosmotic mechanism of oxidative

phosphorylation. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2162 (BL27B) ADVANCED GENETICS (4 credits)

BIOL 2362 (BC22B) FURTHER METABOLISM AND GENE EXPRESSION (4 credit)

Prerequisites: BL11D or AP10A/ AP10B Syllabus: A study of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics. Topics include DNA structure and replication; gene expression and regula- tion; recombination in prokaryotes, complementation and re- combination mapping, gene fine structure analysis and evolu- tion of the concepts of a gene; changes in chromosome struc- ture and number – their transmission and evolutionary sig-

nificance. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

Prerequisites: BL11D and C11CCo-requisite: BC 23A Syllabus: The structure and biosynthetic pathways of porphyrins. As- pects of mineral metabolism and nutrition. Chemistry of nucleic acids organisation of the genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Gene expression in prokaryotes. The operon theory for regulation of gene expression. Chemical evolution. Intro-

duction to the biochemistry of micro-organisms. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2261 (BL28C) BIOLOGY OF MICRO-ORGANISMS (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11D or AP10A / AP10B Syllabus: Biology of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Topics include taxonomy, structure, nutrition, reproduction and management of prokary- otes, viruses and fungi; importance of microbes and fungi to

man and the environment. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 2363 (BC23A) METABOLISM (4 credits)

Prerequisites: BL11D and C11C Syllabus: Pathways and control mechanisms for the metabolism of lip- ids, amino acids and nitrogen. Carbohydrate biosynthesis and photosynthesis. Outline of the basic concepts regarding con- tractile systems and mechanisms of hormone action. Intro- duction to the structure and function of immunoglobulins.

Assessment:

In-course assessment

40%

One 2-hour theory examination

60%

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