Bacteriology

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:
3

Program:
diplomski

Course number:
53259

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

  • Founders of experimental bacteriology. Kingdom Prokaryotae.
  • Bacteria for the production of recombinant proteins, organic acids, alcohols, vinegar and biogas.
  • Gluconobacter oxydans in biotechnology. Application of bacteria isolated from the environment in different industries.
  • Division of cyanobacteria. Useful and harmful effects of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria as dietary supplements (Spirulina, Klamathic or AFA algae). Application of cyanobacteria in aquaculture, waste water purification, fertilizers. The use of cyanobacteria in the production of secondary metabolites, vitamins, enzymes and toxins, drugs and biofuels.
  • Bacteriophage. Antivirus agents. Application of bacteriophages in agro-industry, medicine and genetic engineering.
  • Actinomycetes, actinomycetes metabolites. Interstitial parasites: rickets, chlamydia and mycoplasma. The harmful influence of the bacteria that make up the mouthpiece in industry and medicine.
  • Deinococcus radiodurans is a unique phenomenon in the living world.
  • In the field of bacteriology, students choose one of the given themes of a particular methodological unit, search the literature, write the subject in writing and present them orally.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • explain the principles and application of classical microbiological, biochemical and molecular methods for classifying certain bacterial species
  • enumerate and describe bacteria suitable for the production of recombinant proteins, organic acids, alcohols, vinegar, biogas
  • explain the commercial benefits of cyanobacteria as dietary supplements
  • debate the ecological and economic use of cyanobacteria in the production of biofuels
  • explain the role of secondary actinomycetes metabolites in medicine
  • explain the industrial importance of Gluconobacter oxydans
  • enumerate and describe the consequences of intracellular bacterial parasites as a cause of disease
  • describe the use of bacteriophages in agro-industry, medicine and genetic engineering
  • present in written and oral the original scientific paper (written in english) in the field of bacteriology and participate in the discussion