COURSE NAME: Microbial Ecology Diversity and Classification
COURSE CODE: MIC101
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.