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General Microbiology

Code: 37613
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mirna Ćurković Perica
prof. dr. sc. Jasna Hrenović
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Ivanković
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Mirna Ćurković Perica - Practicum
Blanka Dadić , mag. educ. biol. et chem. - Practicum
Marina Drčelić , mag. biol. exp. - Practicum
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Ivanković - Practicum
dr. sc. Lucija Nuskern Karaica - Practicum
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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: During this course students will be introduced to (i) basic concepts of microbiology, primarily biology of bacteria and viruses, (ii) basic methods in microbiology, (iii) concepts in cell and molecular biology on specific microbial examples which will enable them to (iv) critically assess and integrate the knowledge from this course with the ideas learned from the courses that will follow in senior years.
Course content:
1. Members of the microbial world.
2. Size and morphology of bacterial cells.
3. Outer structure of the bacterial cell: membrane, cell wall, flagella, fimbria, capsule. Inner structure: nucleoid, plasmid, mesosome, ribosomes, pigments, inclusions, endospores.
4. Bacterial physiology: metabolic types of bacteria.
5. The role in cycling of elements.
6. Water, soil and atmosphere bacteriology.
7. Practical:
8. Basic characteristics of viruses.
9. Morphology and structure of virus particles.
10. Types and characteristics of viral genomes.
11. Oncogenic viruses.
12. Virus diseases and epidemiology.
13. Basic characteristics of subviral pathogens: virus satellites, viroids, prions.
14. Viruses as ecological factors.
15. Vaccines and antiviral treatments.

1. Bacterial cell-types,
2. Staining of bacterial cells and microscopy,
3.-4. Isolation of bacteria from different substrates,
5.-6. Cultivation on artificial media
7. Identification of specific physiological processes of bacteria,
8.-9. Virus culture,
10.-11.Experimental inoculation of plant and animal viruses,
12. Viral inclusions in the infected cells,
13.-14. Serological methods in virology,
15. Purification and spectrofotometric analysis of virus particles.
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    Stilinović B., Hrenović J. (2009): Praktikum iz bakteriologije. Kugler, Zagreb, p. 199.
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  3. Juretić, N., 2002: Osnove biljne virologije, Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
  4. Presečki, V. i sur., 2003: Virologija, Medicinska naklada, Zagreb.
  5. Prescott, L.M., Harley, J.P., Klein, D.A., 1996: Microbiology. WCB McGraw-Hill, Boston.
  6. Atlas, R. M., 1997: Principles of Microbiology. WBC McGraw-Hill, Boston.
  7. Nester E.W., Anderson D.G., Roberts C.E., Pearsall N.N., Nester M.T., 2004: Microbiology. McGraw-Hill, New York, 817 str.
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2. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Environmental Sciences
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