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Bacterial and Viral Ecology

Code: 44565
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mirna Ćurković Perica
prof. dr. sc. Jasna Hrenović
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Ivanković
izv. prof. dr. sc. Marin Ježić
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Jasna Hrenović - Practicum
dr. sc. Lucija Nuskern Karaica - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Learning outcomes: 1. to integrate knowledge of new discoveries in all aspects of microbiology, 2. to adopt different techniques of research on bacteria and viruses, 3. to develop laboratory skills, 4. to integrat knowledge of microbiology with knowledge gained in the frame of other subjects.

Course content:
Introduction to microbial ecology (2 h lectures, 2 h practicals)
Research methods in microbiology (bacteria and viruses) (10 h lectures, 14 h practicals)
Concepts of microbial ecology (2 h lectures)
Structure, dynamics and ecology of bacterial populations in soil, water and atmosphere (2 h lectures, 8 h practicals)
Characteristics of viruses, viroids and prions and infections they cause. (2 h lectures)
Ecology of viruses as specialised parasites of different cell types: bacteriophages, animal and plant viruses, viruses of other organisms. (2 h lectures, 6 h practicals)
Taxonomy of viruses (2 h lectures)
Influence of viruses on biosphere (2 h lectures)
AIDS (2 h lectures)
  1. Božidar Stilinović, Jasna Hrenović (2009): Praktikum iz bakteriologije. Kugler, Zagreb, p. 199.
    Juretić N, Osnove biljne virologije, Školska knjiga, 2002.
    Presečki V. i suradnici, Virologija, Medicinska naklada, 2003.
2. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Ecology and Nature Preservation
Consultations schedule: