MI2011 - Microbial Diversity
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
Basic concepts of the structure, classification, identification, metabolism and growth
of bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoan and metazoan parasites and other microbes;
mechanisms of variation; microbial genetics and their application to recombinant DNA
technology; nutrition of microbes, influence of environmental parameters on growth
and reproduction; introduction to the immune system. Microbiology of soil, air, water
and food and aspects of industrial microbiology.
- describe the basic principles which regulate the activities and account for the behaviour
of microorganisms and parasites;
- outline the basic concepts which are fundamental to understanding the usefulness of
microbes in biotechnology;
- recognise the relevance of microbes and parasites to public health, industry and agriculture;
- safely manipulate microbes in the laboratory and be skilled in the basic techniques
used in their identification;
- understand the fundamental aspects of the immune response.
||BM1000 or BZ1001
Study Period 1,
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012
||Dr Jenny Elliman
||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Odwell Muzari, Professor Ellen Ariel, Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu, <Person not found>.
- 35 hours lectures
- 33 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).
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