PřF:Bi9500 General Microbiology - Course Information
Bi9500 General MicrobiologyFaculty of Science
The course is not taught in Autumn 2018
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. Ing. Luděk Žůrek, Ph.D. (lecturer), doc. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D. (deputy)
- Guaranteed by
- 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
- Examination from organic chemistry and biochemistry.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
- Course objectives
- Basic understanding of the main groups of microorganims with focus on bacteria and archaea from perspectives of:
1) Basic structure and function;
2) Molecular biology and genetics;
3) Metabolic diversity and growth;
4) Major taxonomic groups of bacteria and archaea;
5) Evolution (hologenome and holobiont theory), symbiosis and symbiogenesis;
6) Microbial ecology, role of microorganisms in the environment;
7) Introduction to clinical microbiology and immunity;
8) Introduction to applied and industrial microbiology and biotechnology.
- Learning outcomes
- Students should be able to understand the fundamental aspects of:
1) structure and function of prokaryotes and microbial eukaryotes;
2) interactions among microorganisms and between microbes and other organisms and the environment;
3) significance of microbes in evolution, environment, health and disease;
4) application of microorganisms in biotechnology.
- Origin and Discovery of Microbial Life;
- Microbial Diversity and Importance, Serial Endosymbiosis Theory, Holobiont and Hologenome;
- Characteristics of Prokaryotic Cells (Cell Structure and Function);
- Genetics (Replication, Transcription, Translation, Gene Transfer, Mutations, Genome Evolution);
- Microbial Metabolism and Growth (Energy, Matter, and Enzymes, Catabolism of Carbohydrates and Fermentation, Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration, Lithotrophy and Methanogenesis, Phototrophy, CO2 fixation, Nitrogen fixation);
- Bacterial and Archaeal Diversity (Cyanobacteria, Firmicutes and Actinobacteria, Proteobacteria, Deeply Branching Gram-Negative Bacteria, Spirochetes, Chlamydiae, Planctomycetess, Archaea);
- Microbial Ecology (Habitats and Relationships, Human Microbiome, Arthropod Microbiomes, Paratransgenesis). Clinical Microbiology (Pathogenesis and Virulence, Innate and Adaptive Immunity, Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Resistance);
- Introduction to Applied and Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.
- recommended literature
- MADIGAN, Michael T. and John M. MARTINKO. Brock biology of microorganisms. 11th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. xxv, 992. ISBN 0131968939. info
- Teaching methods
- Lecture - Power Point presentations
- Assessment methods
- Written exam consisting of 30 questions, each question is worth one point; the minimal number of points to pass the exam is 18.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
The course is taught: every week.
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