Master In Microbiology

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Master In Microbiology Description

Micro-organisms are the oldest inhabitants of earth. They are masters in versatility and adaptability to the changing environment. They will definitely prove to be most cost effective partners in our efforts for sustainable development. The microorganisms influence the man in several ways. The diversity of their activities varies from causing diseases in human and other animals and plants to the production of various useful products.Microbes have a very significant role in the era of biotechnology and hence microbiology has today come forth as one of the most demanding subject in the science stream of graduate and post graduate courses.

The contents of this course has been divided into 17 chapters covering basic studies of microorganisms excluding their application part. Course covers detailed information on history of microbiology, evolution of microorganisms, classification, Nomenclature and latest information of Bergey's manual. Chapter covers information about structure, metabolism reproduction,function and diseases caused by Bacteria, Viruses, Bacterial viruses, Plant viruses, Animalviruses, Archaea, Mycoplasma and Phytoplasma. General account of cyanobacteria including their nutrition and reproduction have been given. Course provides detailed information about Gram negative and Gram positive Bacteria and Eukaryotes viz. Algae and fungi.

Course Contents


Major Fields of Pure Sciences; Major Fields of Applied Microbiology.


Discovery Era-Antony Van Leeuvenhoek; Transition Period-F. Redi, Needham, Spallanzani; Historical development in the field of Microbiology; Golden Age of Microbiology-Louis Pasteur, Tyndall, L.J. Lister, Robert Koch, Hesse, Jenner, Metchnikoff, Roux, Paul Ehrlich, Domagk, Flemming; Era of Molecular Biology - Beadle & Tatum, Delbruck & Luria; Nobel Laureates in Microbiology. 


Origin of Universe-Nebular Hypothesis; Planetesimal Hypothesis; Tidal Hypothesis; Recent Hypothesis; The Primitive Atmosphere of Earth; Chemical Origin of Life (Chemogeny); Biological Evolution of Biogeny; Cognogeny. 


Hierarchial Arrangement in Taxonomy; Whittaker Five Kingdom Concept; Major Differential Features among Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya; Modern Trends in Classification; Characters used for the Classification of Bacteria; Genome Comparison; RNA Finger Printing and Sequencing; DNA Sequencing; Microbial Phylogeny; Molecular Chronometers; Phylogenetic Trees; Taxonomic Criteria used for Classification & Indentification of Bacteria. 


Organization of Bergey's Manual; Classification of Prokaryotes.


General Character; Plant Like Characteristic in Bacteria; Structure of Bacterial Cell-Shapes of Bacteria, Ultrastructure, Flagella, Pili, Capsule, Cell Wall-Gram +ve and Gram -ve bacteria; Cytoplasmic Membrane; Ribosomes; Chromatophores, Cytoplasmic Inclusions, Gas Vacuoles, Nuclear Material, Plasmid; Nutrition in Bacteria-Photosynthetic, Chemosynthetic, Heterotrophic Bacteria; Reproduction in BacteriaVegetative (Binary fission, Budding, Cyst, Gonidia); Asexual (Conidia, Oidiospores, Sporangiospores, Motile spores, Endospores); Genetic Recombination (Transformation, Conjugation, Transduction); Gram Staining, Pathogenic Bacteria. 


History, General Characters of Viruses, Difference of Virus from Bacteria and Mycoplasma, Nature of Viruses; Viroids; Virusoides; Prions; Size & Structure of Viruses; Chemical Composition; Viral Genome; Classification of Virus - LHT System, Gasjens & King Classification, Baltimore Scheme of Classification; Replication of Viruses - Lytic Cycle, Lysogenic Cycle; Interferon. 


DNA Bacterial Viruses (Phage M13; Bacterial Virus T4; Temperate Bacteriophages; A. Phage, Virus T7, MU Virus).


Morphology, Satellite Virus & RNA; Virus Infection-Symptoms (External & Internal); Classification & Nomenclature; Physiology & Cytology of Plants Infected with Viruses; Change in Low Molecular Weight Metabolites; Viral Diseases of Tomato (Leaf Curl of Tomato, Mosaic of Tomato); Rice Tungro Viruses; Sugarcane Mosaic; Algal Viruses - The Cyanophage - Properties, Life Cycle; Other Algal Viruses; Fungal Viruses-The Mycophages-Characteristics, Examples of Mycophages; Taxonomic Position of Mycophages; Tobacco Mosaic Virus; Cauliflower Mosaic Virus; Potato Virus; Transmission of Plant Viruses.


Replication of Animal Viruses (DNA Viruses, RNA Viruses); Classification  of Animal Viruses; Classification of Human Viruses; Picomaviridae, Enteroviruses; Polioviruses; Coxsackieviruses, Echoviruses; Enteroviruses; Rhinoviruses; Rhabdoviruses; Rotaviruses; AIDS HIV Viruses; Poxviridae; Herpesvirus; Herpes Simplex Virus; Vericella-Zoster Virus; EpsteinBarr Virus; Cytomegalovirus; Adenovirus; Polymavirus; Hepatitis Viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, G).


Phytogeny; General Characteristics; Cell Wall; Plasma Membrane; Metabolism; Characteristics of the Major Archaeal Groups; Halobacteria.


General Characteristics; Classification, Cell Structure; Reproduction,Economic Importance; Plant Diseases-Symptoms, Transmission; Human and Animal Diseases.


Mollicutes; Phytoplasmas-Occurrence & Maintenance, Detection; Vectors; Spread & Transmission; Disease Symptoms; Identification; Classification;Cure & Management; Little Leaf of Brinjal-Symptoms, Control.


General Characters of Cyanobacteria; Occurrence, Thallus Organization;Cell Structure, Photosynthetic Pigments and Chromatic Adaptation; GasVacuoles; Heterocyst-Physiology & Nature of Heterocyst, Function;Nutrition of Cyanobacteria; Reproduction-Vegetative (Fission,Fragmentation, Hormogonia); Asexual (Akinetes, Endospores, Exospores,Nannocytes, Hormospores); Genetic Recombination.


Spirochetes - Movement, Cell division, Diversity, Symbiosis with Invertebrates; Trepollema pallidu11l, Borrelia, Lyme diseases; Rickettsia; Chlamydia, Gliding Bacteria (The Myxobacteria); The Sheathed BacteriaSphaerotilus, Leptothrix, Halisco11le1lobacter, Chemolithotrophs; Anoxygenic Phototrophic Bacteria; Oxygenic Phototrophic Bacteria; Cyanobacteria; Nitrogen Fixing Cyanobacteria; The Purple Bacteria (Sulphur and Nonsulphur Bacteria); The Green Bacteria (Sulphur & Non-sulphur Bacteria); Budding Bacteria.


Mycobacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Growth Characteristics, Pathogenicity; Endospore Forming Rods & Cocci; Anaerobic Spore Formers; Bacilllls - Anthrax, Clostridium; Actinomycetes - Biotechnological Potential of Actinomycetes; Antibiotics from Actinomycetes.


Algae-General Characters, Habit & Habitat, Thallus Organization, Pigments, Reserve Food, Algal Cell-Flagella, Reproduction- Vegetative,Asexual & Sexual; Types of Life Cycle; Classification; Fungi - General Characters, Nutrition, Growth & Reproduction, Classification

Course Content

course-lockFields of Pure Sciences course-lockFields of Applied Microbiology course-lockHistory Of Microbiology course-lockTransition Period course-lockHistorical development in the field of Microbiology course-lockGolden Age of Microbiolog course-lockGolden Age of Microbiolog Part-II course-lockEra of Molecular Biology course-lockNobel Laureates in Microbiology course-lockEvolution Of Microorganism course-lockRecent Hypothesis course-lockChemical Origin of Life course-lockChemical Origin of Life Part-II course-lockBiological Evolution of Biogeny course-lockClassification Of Microorganism course-lockHierarchial Arrangement in Taxonomy course-lockFive Kingdom Concept course-lockDomain Archaea course-lockGenome Comparison course-lockGenome Comparison Part-II course-lockNuclear Acid Sequencing course-lockDNA Sequencing course-lockMicrobial Phylogeny course-lockMolecular Chronometers course-lockNomenclature and Bergey's Manual course-lockBergey's Manual course-lockBergey's Manual Volume 3 course-lockBergey's Manual Volume 4 course-lockClassification of Prokaryotes Part-I course-lockClassification of Prokaryotes Part-II course-lockClassification of Prokaryotes Part-III course-lockBacteria course-lockBlue Green Algae course-lockShapes and Form of Bacteria course-lockStructure External to Cell Wall course-lockCapsules course-lockIntracellular Membrane System course-lockNutrition In Bacteria course-lockReproduction In Bacteria course-lockReproduction In Bacteria Part-II course-lockViruses course-lockDifference of Virus from Bacteria and Mycoplasma course-lockViroids course-lockStructure of Viruses course-lockStructure of Viruses Part-II course-lockViral Genome course-lockViral Genome Part-II course-lockReplication of Viruses course-lockBacterial Viruses course-lockBacterial Virus T4 course-lockBacteriophages course-lockLamda Phage course-lockMU Virus course-lockPlant Viruses course-lockVirus Infection course-lockExternal Symptoms Of Virus Infection course-lockSingle Stranded RNA course-lockDNA Viruses course-lockChange in Low Molecular Weight Metabolites course-lockControl and Treatment Of Viral Diseases course-lockRice Tungro Viruses course-lockSugarcane Mosaic course-lockAlgal Viruses course-lockFeatures of other viruses course-lockFungal Viruses course-lockPotato Virus course-lockAnimal Viruses course-lockReplication of DNA Viruses course-lockClassification of Animal Viruses course-lockClassification of Human Viruses course-lockPicomaviridae course-lockPolioviruses course-lockOral Polio Vaccine course-lockEnteroviruses course-lockRhabdoviruses course-lockRhabdoviruses Part-II course-lockRotaviruses course-lockRotaviruses Part-II course-lockAIDS HIV Viruses course-lockAIDS HIV Viruses Part-II course-lockAcute HIV Infection course-lockReplication of HIV course-lockPathogenesis course-lockPathogenesis of HIV & AID course-lockPolymerase Chain Reaction course-lockTransmission of HIV-1 and HIV-2 course-lockEpidemiology of HIV course-lockPoxviridae course-lockControl of Small Pox course-lockHerpesvirus course-lockHerpes Simplex Virus course-lockVericella course-lockEpstein Barr Virus course-lockHuman Herpesvirus course-lockAdeno Virus course-lockPolymavirus course-lockHepatitis Viruses course-lockHepatitis B Virus course-lockHepatitis B Virus Part-II course-lockHepatitis C Virus course-lockHepatitis D Virus course-lockHepatitis G Virus course-lockArchaea course-lockArchaeal Cell Wall course-lockCharacteristics of the Major Archaeal Groups course-lockCrenarchaeota course-lockHalobacteria course-lockMycoplasma course-lockReproduction in Mycoplasma course-lockPhytoplasma course-lockDisease Symptoms course-lockGeneral Characters of Cyanobacteria course-lockThallus Organization course-lockPhotosynthetic Pigments and Chromatic Adaptation course-lockHeterocyst course-lockReproduction in Cyanobacteria course-lockGram -ve Bacteria course-lockSpirochetes course-lockRickettsia course-lockCharacterisitics of Rickettsia course-lockChlamydia course-lockGliding Bacteria course-lockThe Sheathed Bacteria course-lockPhototrophic Bacteria course-lockCyanobacteria course-lockThe Purple Bacteria course-lockGram +ve Bacteria course-lockMycobacterium tuberculosis course-lockAnaerobic Spore Formers course-lockActinomycetes course-lockActinomycetes Part-II course-lockBiotechnological Potential of Actinomycetes course-lockEukaryota course-lockAlgae course-lockAlgal Pigments course-lockReproduction in Eukaryotes course-lockTypes of Life Cycle course-lockClassification in Eukaryotes course-lockFungi course-lockClassification of Fungi course-lockMyxomycota course-lockProtozoa course-lockCharacteristics of Protozoa course-lockLocomotion course-lockNutrition course-lockReproduction in Protozoa course-lockClassification of Protozoa course-lockSporozoa

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