DETAILS:

COURSE NAME: Microbial Ecology Diversity and Classification 
COURSE CODE: MIC101
CREDIT: 3
SEMESTER: 2
PROGRAM: BSc Microbiology

PART 1: MICROBIAL CLASSIFICATION AND BASICS OF MICROBIAL DIVERSITY
Five kingdom classification of microbes, definition of microbial diversity and mode of evolution; microbial phylogeny; structural diversity of microbes, Physiological diversity of microorganisms; prokaryotic diversity; eukaryotic microorganism; Microbial taxonomy, Phylogeny of Archea; extremophils; commercial uses of extremophils; microbial diversity and its application in modern science

PART 2: HABITS AND HABITAT
Principles of microbial ecology, nutrient acquisition, microbial competition and antagonism, environments and micro environments, Association of microbes with eukaryotes, Rumen micro flora, Aquatic habitats: Marine and fresh water; terrestrial habitats; key nutrient cycles: Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur.

PART 3: Applications

Microbial bioremediation, bioleaching, biodegradation, biomining.

 

TEXT BOOKS

  1. Microbial Diversity, D.Colwd
  2. Microbial Ecology, J.M.Lynch and N.J.Poole
  3. Microbial Ecology, Atlas and Bartha.
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