Course syllabus D-MIB - Microbiology (FH - 2020/2021 - post-graduate studies)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Microbiology
Course title in English:
Semester: 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (0 credits), Ph.D. commissional exam (0 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 0/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type: optional
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Jaroslav Záhora, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: none
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Basic knowledge of the development of general microbiology, general knowledge of Environmental microbiology with emphasis on knowledge of the basic characteristics of microorganisms and the importance of their activities for the stability of the various components of the environment. To acquaint students with the basic knowledge that characterize the physico-chemical and biological nature of the soil, with an emphasis on understanding the interactions between rhizospheric organisms and plant with an emphasis on the importance of fertile and healthy soil for the sustainability of ecosystems.
Course content:
Basic characteristics of microorganisms (allowance 1/2)
The structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial cells and their chemical composition
Growth, reproduction methods and types of metabolism of the microorganisms

The influence of abiotic and biotic factors on the activity of microorganisms (allowance 1/2)
Abiotic factors (temperature, water, oxygen, pH, pressure, radiation, oxidored. potential)
Biotic factors (interactions between organisms, microorganisms and plants, microorganisms and animals)
Anthropogenic factors

Microflora of basic components of the environment (allowance 2/3)
a.Microbiology of water and air
Soil microbiology
Microbiology of biofilms

The role of microorganisms in the cycles of carbon , nitrogen , phosphorus and sulfur in nature with special emphasis on agroecosystems (allowance 1/1)
Ecological and economic importance of microorganisms (allowance 1/1)
a.Symbiosis between plants and microorganisms (fixation of atmospheric nitrogen, mycorrhiza)
Decomposition of organic residues in soil and aquatic environments
Treatment and remediation of waste, composting
Conversion and elimination of xenobiotics in the environment (pesticide residues, organic pollutants, heavy metals)
Microorganisms and organic agriculture

Interactions between microorganisms and their environment (allowance 1/2)
a.Relations between the microorganisms themselves, food webs
Relationship and links between procaryotic and eucaryotic organisms and their environment

Soil fertility (allowance 0/0)
Soil Ecology, Edaphon
Microbial biofilm formation, stabilization, degradation, environmental impact, quorum sensing
c.Key role of microorganisms in making essential nutrients available

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
8 h
12 h
laboratory work4 h
field work
4 h
consultation15 h
preparation for exam
88 h
elaboration of reports
25 h
elaboration and execution of projects
12 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Course credit: (requirements -- equivalent presence in seminars, prepared protocol from each individual part of education. 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 exam is to answer each of the questions given at least with mark "E".
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
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.
KAPRÁLEK, F. Základy bakteriologie. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 2000. 241 p. ISBN 80-7184-811-5.
GOBAT, J. The living soil: fundamentals of soil science and soil biology. Enfield: Science Publishers, 602 p. ISBN 1-57808-212-9.
ZÁHORA, J. Interakce mezi půdou a organismy. In: VOPRAVIL, J. Vzdělávací modul ochrana životního prostředí v oblasti půda. 1st ed. Náměšť nad Oslavou: ZERA, 2012. p. 119--151. ISBN 978-80-87226-15-5.
RULÍK, M. et al. Mikrobiální biofilmy. 1st ed. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2011. 447 p. Monografie. ISBN 978-80-244-2747-8.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters:
2019/2020 - post-graduate studies, 2018/2019 - post-graduate studies, 2017/2018 - post-graduate studies, 2016/2017 - post-graduate studies, 2015/2016 - post-graduate studies, 2014/2015 - post-graduate studies (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno, Lednice

Last modification made by Josef Knézlík on 07/23/2020.

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