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Course Content of Microbiology


Microbiology Department Course Details Evaluation

As one of the core basic courses of life sciences, microbiology has an important professional status. The establishment of an open microbiology course that advances with the times will help college / university resources contribute to society in the important biological application field of microbes, and also help science and technology workers who need to understand relevant knowledge to carry out scientific research in a short time. Related Information.

What is the Course Overview of Microbiology Subject?

 Microbiology is one of the core courses in life sciences, and its research objects include single-cell organisms of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, cell populations of these single-cell organisms, and non-cellular life entities.

This course will teach the morphology, nutrition, reproduction, metabolism, genetics, classification, ecology, evolution and application of microorganisms. The audience of the course can be undergraduate and graduate students of any schools of Life Sciences or anyone interested in microbiology.


 This course will be based on the ninth edition of the English textbook Prescott ’s Microbiology. If you ca n’t get this version of the textbook, you can also use the earlier version of the Prescott ’s Microbiology textbook or use the Chinese textbook for comparative learning. Courseware is also mainly English and Chinese, because we believe that learning and proficiency in professional English is essential for basic research and application of microbiology and life sciences.


What are the Teaching Objectives of Microbiology?

Through the study of this course, master the connotation and basic knowledge of microbiology, and can be related to the specific problems of microbiology in research and application. Through bilingual teaching, students will be familiar with keyword vocabulary in related fields and improve their understanding of English literature.

Micro biology Department Course Details Evaluation

Generally what are the Course Outline of Micro Biology?


Week 1 Introduction

1.1 Introduction to Microbiology Research Objects

1.2 History of Microbiology

1.3 Main branches of microbiology

Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Prokaryotic microorganisms

2.1 General characteristics of bacteria

2.2 The external structure of bacteria

2.3 Internal structure of bacteria

2.4 Absorption of bacterial nutrients

2.5 Structure and function of bacteria

2.6 Structural characteristics of archaea

Week 2 Prokaryotic microorganisms

Week 3 Cell structure of eukaryotic microorganisms

3.1 General characteristics of eukaryotic microorganisms

3.2 Structural characteristics of fungi

3.3 Reproduction and evolution of yeast

3.4 Common molds and their characteristics

Week 3 Cell structure of eukaryotes

Week 4 Virus

4.1 The concept of virus

4.2 The structure of the virus

4.3 Reproduction of virus

4.4 lysogenicity

4.5 Common viruses and diseases

Week 4 Virus

Week 5: Nutritional growth and control of microorganism

5.1 Nutritional requirements of microorganisms

5.2 Nutritional types of microorganisms

5.3 Reproduction strategy and cell cycle of microorganisms

5.4 Influence of environmental factors on the growth of microorganisms

5.5 Growth of microorganisms under natural conditions

Week 5: Nutritional growth and control of microorganisms

Week 6: Nutritional growth and control of microorganisms

6.1 Microbial cultivation methods and growth curves in the laboratory

6.2 Method for determining the number of microorganisms

6.3 Physical, chemical and biological methods for controlling microorganisms

6.4 Antibiotics and microorganisms

Week 6: Nutritional growth and control of microorganisms

Week 7 Overview of Microbial Metabolism

7.1 Important principles and concepts of microbial metabolism

7.2 ATP-the main energy currency

7.3 Electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation

7.4 Metabolic pathways

7.5 Metabolic regulation

Week 7 Overview of Microbial Metabolism

Week 8 Microbial catabolism-energy release and storage

8.1 Decomposition of glucose into pyruvate

8.2 Fermentation

8.3 Tricarboxylic acid cycle

8.4 Anaerobic breathing

8.5 Photosynthesis

Week 8 Microbial catabolism-release and storage of energy

Week 9 Microbial anabolic-energy utilization

9.1 Principles governing biosynthesis

9.2 CO2 photosynthesis

9.3 Biological nitrogen fixation

9.4 Peptidoglycan synthesis

Week 9 Microbial anabolic-energy utilization

Week 10 Microbial Molecular Genetics

10.1 The classic experiment of discovering DNA as genetic material

10.2 The classic experiment of discovering DNA as genetic material

10.3 Classification and structure of bacterial genes

10.4 Transcription of bacteria

10.5 Bacterial protein translation

Week 10 Microbial Molecular Genetics

Week 11 Regulation of bacterial gene expression

11.1 Different levels of gene expression regulation

11.2 Regulation of transcription initiation

11.3 Regulation of transcription initiation

11.4 Regulation of transcriptional extension

11.5 Regulation of Translation Level

11.6 Regulation of complex cellular processes

Week 11 Regulation of bacterial gene expression

Week 12 Microbial genetic variation

12.1 DNA mutation and classification

12.2 Detection and isolation of bacterial mutants

12.3 DNA damage repair

12.4 Transposition elements

12.5 Bacterial transformation

12.6 Bacterial engagement

12.7 Bacterial transduction

Week 12 Microbial genetic variation

Week 13 Microbial classification and evolution

13.1 Classification of microorganisms and the theory of three domains

13.2 The concept of microbial "species"

13.3 Microbial diversity

13.4 The status of microorganisms in the evolution of life

Week 13 Microbial classification and evolution

Week 14 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology

14.1 Distribution of microorganisms in the environment

14.2 Microorganism and element cycle

14.3 Food Microbiology

14.4 Microbiology and Industrial Microbiology

14.5 Applied Environmental Microbiology

Week 14 Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Preliminary knowledge

This course hopes that the learner can have a certain foundation of cell biology and biochemistry, but it is not a mandatory requirement.


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