Bi5710 Microbiology

Faculty of Science
autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Mon 14:00–15:50 A11/306
! Bi4090 General microbiology && ! Bi2060 Basic microbiology && ! NOWANY ( Bi4090 General microbiology , Bi2060 Basic microbiology )
Examination from organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Graduates of the course acquire basic terms and principles from general and applied microbiology, including virology. Graduates differentiate and compare prokaryotes versus eukaryotes. Further, they compare archaea with bacteria. They name and explain the features and functions of structures found in bacteria. They differentiate among photosynthetic, chemoautotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria in terms how they obtain energy. They illustrate the importance of bacteria as pathogens and describe benefits of bacteria in industry and environment. Graduates name the most important eukaryotic microorganisms, recognize their structural and physiological differences and illustrate their practical applications.
  • 1. Introduction to microbiology - recommended literature, assessment methods and criteria, history of microbiology. 2. Bacteria - cell structure and function, bacterial motility and endospores. 3. Microbial growth - growth curve, continuous cultivation of bacteria, influences of environmental factors on the growth. 4. Bacterial nutrition and metabolism - requirements for carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus, growth factors, uptake of nutrients, introduction to metabolism. 5. Bacterial catabolism - chemoorganotrophic processes - aerobic and anaerobic respiration,fermentation, catabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, chemolithotrophy and phototrophy. Anabolism - principles, CO2 fixation, synthesis of sugars and polysaccharides, lipids, amino acids, purines, pyrimidines and nucleotides. Regulation of metabolism. 6. Bacterial genetics - chromosome, plasmids, gene expression, replication, transcription, translation, mechanisms of genetic variation. 7. Bacterial diseases, microbiology of food, applied environmental microbiology. 8. Cyanobacteria - cell structure, metabolism, ecology, industrial applications. 9. Archaea - cell structure and function, extremely halophilic and extremely thermophilic archaea, methanogenic archaea. 10. Yeasts - cell structure, metabolism, reproduction,yeasts as pathogens, industrial applications. 11. Fungi - fungal structure and function, reproduction and life cycles, common members of this group. 12. Viruses and other acellular agents - structure, viral multiplication, types of viral infections, cultivation of viruses, prions.
    required literature
  • NĚMEC, Miroslav and Dagmar MATOULKOVÁ. Základy obecné mikrobiologie (Introduction to General Microbiology). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 256 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7923-6. info
    recommended literature
  • MADIGAN, Michael T. Brock biology of microorganisms. 12th ed. San Francisco, Calif.: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2009. xxviii, 10. ISBN 9780132324601. info
  • NĚMEC, Miroslav and Dana HORÁKOVÁ. Základy mikrobiologie pro učitelské studium. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 1993. 233 s. ISBN 8021008172. info
  • KAPRÁLEK, František. Základy bakteriologie. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 241 s. ISBN 8071848115. info
  • ŠILHÁNKOVÁ, Ludmila. Mikrobiologie pro potravináře a biotechnology. Vyd. 3., opr. a dopl., v Aca. Praha: Academia, 2002. 363 s. ISBN 8020010246. info
  • VOTAVA, Miroslav. Lékařská mikrobiologie obecná. (General Medical Microbiology.). 1. vyd. Brno: Neptun, 2001. 247 pp. ISBN 80-902896-2-2. info
  • WILLEY, Joanne M., Linda SHERWOOD and Christopher J. WOOLVERTON. Prescott's principles of microbiology. Edited by Lansing M. Prescott. 1st ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009. xiv, 847. ISBN 9780071283670. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final assessment is based on written examination. Final exam will be written multiple choice test consisting of 30 questions evaluated by 30 points. 17 points is needed to pass the final exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Výuka v tomto rozsahu je určena pro studenty oborů biochemie a chemie konzervování a dalším zájemcům z jiných oborů.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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