PřF:Bi4095en Microbiology - Course Information
Bi4095en MicrobiologyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught partially online.
- doc. Mgr. Monika Vítězová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ivan Kushkevych, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- 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
- (! Bi5710 Microbiology ) && (! Bi4090 General microbiology ) && (! Bi2060 Basic microbiology ) && ! NOWANY ( Bi5710 Microbiology , Bi4090 General microbiology , Bi2060 Basic microbiology )
biology and chemistry - high school level
- 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 / plans the course is directly associated with
- Molecular and Cell Biology (programme PřF, N-MCBE)
- Course objectives
- The main aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of: basic groups of microorganisms - viruses, bacteria, Archaea, Fungi; structure and function of virion; the structure and function of prokaryotic cells; differences in bacterial and archaeal cell constructions; eukaryotic microorganisms; growth and multiplication of microorganisms; nutrition of microorganisms; energy metabolism of chemothophs and chemolitothrops; phototrophic microorganisms; fundamentals of genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms; microbial communities; the importance of microorganisms in the environment; industrial use of microorganisms; the most important taxonomic groups of bacteria, archaea and fungi; microorganisms as agents of infectious diseases.
- 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.
- 1. Microbial world (introduction and historical perspective)
- 2. The importance of microorganisms (C, N, S cycles, human and useful microorganisms, human and diseases)
- 3. Identification of microorganisms (phenotyphic, immunological, genotypic methods)
- 4. Microbial structure and physiology, microbial growth and environmental factors
- 5. Bacterial genetics
- 6. Wastewater microbiology (wastewater and sewage treatment, drinking water purification)
- 7. General characteristic of metabolism.
- 8. Fermentation and its application
- 9. Aerobic respiration
- 10. Anaerobic respiration
- 11. Bacterial photosynthesis
- 12. Application of microorganisms in the industry and medicine
- required literature
- PARIJA, Subhash Chandra. Textbook of Microbiology and Immunology. India: Elsevier, 2014. 641 pp. ISBN 978-81-312-2810-4. URL info
- KUMAR, Surinder. Textbook of microbiology. 1st ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2012. xix, 784. ISBN 9789350255100. info
- recommended literature
- GOLDMAN, Emanuel and Lorrence H GREEN. Practical Handbook of Microbiology. CRC Press, 2015. 1055 pp. ISBN 978-1-4665-8739-7. info
- Molecular microbiology : diagnostic principles and practice. Edited by David H. Persing. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2011. xvi, 936. ISBN 9781555814977. info
- YOUSEF, Ahmed E. and Carolyn CARLSTROM. Food Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual. 2003. 288 pp. ISBN 978-0-471-39105-0. info
- PEPPER, Ian L., Charles P. GERBA and Jeffrey W. BRENDECKE. Environmental microbiology : a laboratory manual. San Diego: Academic Press, 1995. xvi, 175. ISBN 0125506554. info
- Teaching methods
- Lecture - Power Point presentations
- Assessment methods
- Written examination
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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