General Microbiology - P320001
Title: Obecná mikrobiologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:0
E-Credits: summer s.:0
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Lovecká Petra doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: AP320001
Examination dates   
Annotation -
The aim of this subject is to introduced students to the basic principles of microbiology. Further the subject content reacts to the actual problems solved in the field of microbiology. The subject requires the ability to apply the basic characteristics of microorganisms (based on their cytology, morphology, taxonomy, genetics, the growth conditions, reproduction and metabolism) for solving the concrete thematic areas dealing with microorganisms. Simultaneously students will be introduced to the fundamentals of wide spectrum of technique applied in the microbiology research.
Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (13.07.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will understand the basics of microbial processes and will acquire theoretical knowledge in the field of microbial metabolic diversity.

Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (22.06.2018)
Literature -

Z: Michael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl: Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 15 ed.,Pearson, Prentice Hall 2017 ISBN-13:978-0134261928

Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (17.10.2018)
Learning resources -

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Syllabus -

The first part of General microbiology subject is aimed to the fundamental microbiological principles and terms. Contemporaneously it will be mentioned the general importance of microorganisms with regard to their positive and negative effects on the environments and human population. Subsequently they will be discussed a) the function and structure of prokaryotic cells (bacteria and archaebacteria), b) the function and structure of eukaryotic cells (yeasts, filamentous micromycetes), c) the function and structure of viruses. In the scope of the second part students will be introduced to a) the growth conditions of microorganisms (nutrition source, matter transport into a cell, intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing their growth), b) the application of cultivation methods in microbiology, c) reproduction of microorganisms. The third part involves a) principles of microorganisms examination (classical and modern methods), b) the metabolic diversity of microorganisms and its technological importance.The fourth part is focused on a) the basic principles of microbial genetics and on b) the actual principles of microbial taxonomy.

Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (13.07.2018)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (11.07.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Oral exam.

Last update: Demnerová Kateřina (22.06.2018)