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Introduction to bacteriology. Structure and function of prokaryotic cells. Systematics and nomenclature of prokaryotes. Biochemical species identification. The synthesis of the cell wall. Respiration and photoynthesis. Methods of propaganation of bacteria. The use o bacteria for biotechnological production of recombinant proteins, organic acids, alcohols, vinegar and biogas. Cyanobacteria and dietary supplements, applications in aquaculture, wastewater treatment, fertilizer, in the production of secondary metabolites, vitamins, enzymes and toxins, drugs and biofules. Archeobacteria. Actinomycetes. Gluconobacter oxydans in biotechnology. Deinococcus radiodurans. Bacteriophages and their application in agro-industry, medicine and genetic engineering. Bacteria and bacterial intracellular parasites to cause disease.