Cell walls of industrial microorganisms

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ECTS points:
3

Program:
doktorski

Course number:
165602

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

Introductory comments. Prokaryote cell walls. Gram-negative bacteria. Gram-positive bacteria. Actinomycetes. Morphology. Structure. Biosynthesis. Fungal cell walls. Morphology. Structure. Biosynthesis. Spore cell walls. Importance of cell walls of industrial microorganisms in biotechnology. Protective role of cell wall. Techniques for removal of cell walls. Cell fusion. Biosynthesis of cell wall as limiting growth parameter. Role of the cell wall in exploitation of nutritive factors of the growth medium. Cell wall as the antibiotic target. Immobilisation of cells by linking the walls with corresponding carriers. Incorporation of heterologous proteins into the cell wall.