Course Code: EST 103

Course Title: Biology – Biochemistry

Weekly Class and Application Hours:3-2

Short Course Description: Characteristics of living organisms. Photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration inplants. Metabolism of animals. Reproductive processes in animals and plants. Geographical

distribution of principal vegetation types. Plant and animal nutrition. Basic genetic principles. Morphology, life cycles, physiology, metabolism and ecology of micro-organisms.

Beneficial and pathogenic microorganisms.

Laboratory classes on light microscopy: plant and animal tissues and microorganisms.

Textbook and Supplementary Books::

  1. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by David Lee NelsonMichael M. Cox

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory