37.5 h + 18.0 h
The cell, fundamental unit of all living beings, is studied first to initiate the students to the mechanisms that rule the functioning of life and its particularities. On this basis, the course then studies the cellular diversity and the structural and functional diversity of uni- and multicellular organisms constituting the different kingdoms, their position in the evolution and the growing complexity of their organisation. The mechanisms of evolution are also envisioned, as well as the interactions between the living beings and their environment.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||Introductory course to biology. The objectives are to know and understand: - the constants in structure and function of cells that cover the large diversity that can be observed; - the relations between structures and function at the level of cells and whole organisms making use, among others, of notions of physics and chemistry; - the mechanisms of life transmission; - the diversity of living beings and the main evolutionary strategies.|
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B. PLANT BIOLOGY (22.5h of lectures + 17h of laboratory; 3 credits) The plant biology course aims at understanding the important stages in plant morphogenesis and plant functioning. After an overview on plant evolution and diversity, the course concentrates on flowering plants and addresses the following topics : 1) organography; 2) the formation of the seed and germination ; 3) the primary growth (in length) ; 4) the secondary growth (in width) ; 5) mineral nutrition and the circulation of water and mineral and organic solutes ; 6) the structure of the flower and reproduction. C. ANIMAL BIOLOGY
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