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Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur

Biological Sciences

BIO 309: Microbiology (3)

Learning Objectives:

The course will help students to learn about different types of microbes, their identification and characteristics, understanding about their role in the environment, with an introduction to microbial genomics.

Course Contents:

The Scope of microbiology, History of microbiology, Different types of microbes- Algae, Protozoa, Fungi, Viruses, Bacteria, Characterization, classification and identification, Pathogenic and non pathogenic microbes, Morphology and fine structure of bacteria, Gram +ve and Gram –ve bacteria, Cultivation of bacteria and the unculturable ones, Microbes with unusual properties, reproduction and growth, energy production and utilization, microbial motility, pathogenesis and defense mechanisms, control of microbes, antibiotics, environmental microbiology- soil, ocean, skin, gut, food etc., Industrial microbiology, Introduction to microbial genomics and sequencing

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