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

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Agricultural Microbiology
Course title in English:
Agricultural Microbiology
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:
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition (FA)
Faculty: Faculty of AgriSciences
Ing. Jitka Čermáková (instructor)
doc. Ing. Libor Kalhotka, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Petr Kouřil (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:
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:
Course characteristics and its historical development (allowance 0/0)
Basic characteristics of microorganisms (allowance 0/0)
a.Chemical composition of microorganisms, morphology, cytology, genetics of microorganisms
Growth and reproduction ways of microorganisms.
Metabolism of microorganisms (catabolic and anabolic processes)

3.Ecology of microorganisms (allowance 0/0)
a.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.

Microbiology of the basic components of the environment (water, air, soil) (allowance 0/0)
5.The role of microorganisms for the cycle of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur in the nature with a special focus on agrosystems. (allowance 0/0)
a.Soil fertility and soil fatigue.

Microflora of organic fertilizers and feed (allowance 0/0)
a.Importance of microorganisms for agricultural production and commercial composts
Use of microbial preparates, enzymes, and secondary metabolites in agricultural practice

Soil fertility and soil fatigue (allowance 0/0)
The use of microbial preparations, enzymes and secondary metabolites in agricultural practice (allowance 0/0)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
28 h
preparation for exam
64 h
preparation for regular assessment6 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
elaboration of reports
20 h
elaboration and execution of projects
8 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:
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-PP Plant Production, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-PPR-PPR Plant Protection, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-AGB-GA General Agriculture, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
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Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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