Course syllabus ZEMIK - Agricultural Microbiology K (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code: ZEMIK
Course title in Czech:
Agricultural Microbiology K
Course title in English: Agricultural Microbiology K
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
part-time, 8/7 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition (FA)
Ing. Jitka Čermáková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Libor Kalhotka, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Ivan Tůma, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Vavříková (instructor)
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: Soil Science 1K or Soil Science K
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to introduce students to basic characteristics of microorganisms (morphology, cytology, metabolism), their ecologies and importance for life cycles in the nature, for plants growing, animal husbandry and processing of plant and animal products.
Course content:
Basic characteristics of microorganisms (allowance 2/2)
Chemical composition of microorganisms, morphology, cytology, genetics of microorganisms
Growth and reproduction ways of microorganisms.
Metabolism of microorganisms (catabolic and anabolic processes)

Ecology of microorganisms (allowance 2/2)
Impact of abiotic factors and their use in protection against undesirable microorganisms
Inter-relationships among microorganisms, plants and animals, microbial detoxication of extraneous substances in the environment.

Role of microorganisms for the cycle of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur in the nature with a special focus on agrosystems. (allowance 2/1)
Soil fertility and soil fatigue.

4.Microflora of organic fertilizers and feed (allowance 2/2)
a.Importance of microorganisms for agricultural production and commercial composts
Use of microbial preparates, enzymes, and secondary metabolites in agricultural practice

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Combined form
8 h
7 h
preparation for exam
153 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
written and oral exam
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Combined form
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
AMBROŽ, Z. Mikrobiologie: Obecná část. 3rd ed. Brno: VŠZ, 1991. 100 p.
BROCK, T. Biology of Microorganisms. -: Prentice Hall, 2000.
Poĺnohospodárska mikrobiológia. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1987. 432 p.
ŠROUBKOVÁ, E. Zemědělská mikrobiologie: (speciální část pro fytotechnický obor). 1st ed. Brno: Vysoká škola zemědělská, 1991. 73 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-AGB-GA General Agriculture, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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