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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Biotechnological Applications of Microorganisms - M319016
Title: Biotechnologické aplikace mikroorganismů
Guaranteed by: Department of Biotechnology (319)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Čejková Alena prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N319034
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Annotation -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (20.12.2017)
Microorganisms (prokaryotes and single-celled eukaryotes) possess characteristics which are used in biotechnology. The course focuses on particular taxons whose common characteristic is the required biochemical activity (biosynthetic, bioremediation) involved in a wide range of physico-chemical conditions. The focus is put on microbiological, biochemical, and genetic characteristics of microorganisms, which enormous diversity is also broad spectrum of new metabolic pathways.
Aim of the course -
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Students will be able to:

Carry out qualified selection of microorganisms to design biotechnological process with regard to potential risk.

Innovate and create both traditional and new biotechnologies with highly professional adaptability.

Apply the acquired knowledge also in the research area.

Literature -
Last update: Čejková Alena prof. Ing. CSc. (17.09.2023)

R:Dworkin M.D.,The Prokaryotes,3rd edition,Springer,New York,2006,0387254765

D:Madigan M.T.,Brock Biology of Microorganisms,16th edition,Pearson,2021,ISBN-13: 9780135860717

D:Willey J., Sandman K., Wood D., Prescott´s Microbiology, 12th eddition, McGraw Hill,2023, ISBN-13: 9781264088393

Learning resources -
Last update: Čejková Alena prof. Ing. CSc. (14.01.2018)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Čejková Alena prof. Ing. CSc. (04.02.2018)

Preparation of the seminar paper.

Syllabus -
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1. The use of prokaryotes in biotechnologies. The genus Pseudomonas

2. The genus Bacillus

3. The spore-forming anaerobes

4. Amino acid synthesis in bacteria

5. Lactic, acetic, and propionic acid bacteria

6. Methanogenesis: catabolism of the domain Archaea

7. Methylotrophy: physiology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes

8. The genus Zymomonas

9. Actinomycetes (The genus Streptomyces and others)

10. The genera Agrobacterium, Deinococcus, Thermus

11. The use of single cells eukaryotes in biotechnologies. The genera Aspergillus, Penicillium

12. The genera, Trichoderma, Fusarium, Claviceps

13. Tha genera Saccharomyces, Candida, Hansenula, Rhodotorula and others

14. Single-celled algae

Registration requirements -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (20.12.2017)


Biochemistry I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Čejková Alena prof. Ing. CSc. (04.02.2018)

Course credit based on the seminar paper.

Oral exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Report from individual projects 20
Oral examination 80