551-0110-AAL  Fundamentals of Biology II: Microbiology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Vorholt-Zambelli
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractStructure, function, genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms and fungi.
ObjectiveBasic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Pathogenicity. Biotechnology. Antibiotics.
ContentBasic principles of cell structure, growth physiology, energy metabolism, gene expression. Biodiversity of Bacteria and Archaea in the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycles in nature. Phylogeny and evolution. Pathogenicity. Biotechnology. Antibiotics.
Lecture notesnone
LiteratureBrock, Biology of Microorganisms (Madigan, M.T. and Martinko, J.M., eds.), 12th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009
Prerequisites / Noticenone