Course syllabus ZEMIZO - Agricultural Microbiology ZOO (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Agricultural Microbiology ZOO
Course title in English:
Agricultural Microbiology ZOO
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type:
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Faculty of AgriSciences
Ing. Jitka Čermáková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Libor Kalhotka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Petr Kouřil (instructor)
Mgr. Irina Mikajlo (instructor)
Ing. Vojtěch Polách (instructor)
Ing. Daniel Růžička (instructor)
Ing. Ivan Tůma, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Jana Vavříková (instructor)
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge about history and evolution of microbiology. General knowledge of the characteristics of microorganisms (morphology, cytology, metabolism) with emphasis on their importance for the cycles of elements in the nature, for plant cultivation, livestock breeding and processing of herbal and animal products.
Course content:
Course characteristics and its historical development (allowance 2/0)
Basic characteristics of microorganisms (allowance 10/10)
Chemical composition of microorganisms
Morphology, cytology, genetics of microorganisms
Major groups of microorganisms
The growth and reproduction of microorganisms
e.The metabolism of microorganisms (catabolic and anabolic processes)

Ecology of Microorganisms (allowance 6/8)
a.Effects of abiotic factors and their use in the fight against undesired microorganisms
Interactions between microorganisms, plants and animals
Microbiology of the basic components of the environment (water, air, soil)

The role of microorganisms in the cycles of carbon , nitrogen , phosphorus and sulfur in nature with special focus on the agroecosystems (allowance 2/2)
Microflora of farm animals (allowance 4/4)
a.The microflora of animal products

Microflora of organic fertilizers and animal feed (allowance 4/4)
The importance of of microorganisms for the production of agricultural and industrial composts
b.The use of microbial preparations, enzymes and secondary metabolites in agricultural practice

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
28 h
practice28 h
preparation for exam
60 h
preparation for regular assessment6 h
preparation for regular testing
8 h
elaboration of reports
26 h
elaboration and execution of projects8 h
writing of seminar paper
4 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Course credit: (requirements -- equivalent presence in seminars, prepared protocol from each seminar, final seminary credit test -- minimum at least 60% corrects answers). Preparation of the final semester project. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation.
Examination: writing preparation and oral exam (duration of 30 minutes in total) consist of 4 questions from separate thematic fields. Precondition for passing the subject - to answer each of the questions at least with mark "E".
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
MADIGAN, M T. -- BROCK, T D. et al. Brock biology of microorganisms. 12th ed. San Francisco [u.a.: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ISBN 978-0-321-53615-0.
ŠROUBKOVÁ, E. Zemědělská mikrobiologie: (speciální část pro fytotechnický obor). 1st ed. Brno: Vysoká škola zemědělská, 1991. 73 p.

AMBROŽ, Z. Mikrobiologie: Obecná část. 3rd ed. Brno: VŠZ, 1991. 100 p.
Folia microbiologica: International Journal for General, Environmental and Applied Microbiology, and Immunology. Praha: ISSN 0015-5632.
Poĺnohospodárska mikrobiológia. 1st ed. Bratislava: Príroda, 1987. 432 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-ABG Animal Breeding, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:

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

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