B.Sc Microbiology

Goa University
In Goa Velha

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  • Bachelor
  • Goa velha

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Starts Location
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Goa Velha
Taleigao Plateau, Goa, 403206, Goa, India
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Course programme

Course Structure
First Year (Semester I)
Introduction to Microbiology and Biochemistry
Types of Microorganisms; Distribution of microorganisms in nature, position of microorganisms in the biotic world. Brief description of classification schemes proposed by Linneaus, Haeckel, Whittaker, Woese. Criteria for classification: Microbial forms, organization, function, necessity of classifying the different forms.

Basic Techniques in Microbiology
Nutritional Types: phototrophs, chemotrophs and their subgroups. Autotrophs and heterotrophs. Facultative types, fastidious groups (definition) e.g. Mycobacterium, Streptococcus. Basic nutritional requirements: Sources of C, N, S, P, O, H, micro nutrients, growth factors, organic and inorganic electron donors

First Year (Semester II)
Introduction to Microbiology and Biochemistry
General characters, Morphology and Salient Features of Groups of Microorganisms; economic importance
1)Rickettsia: Coxiella
2)Actinomycetes: Nocardia, Streptomyces
3)Cyanobacteria (Oscillatoria)
4)Algae: distinguishing characters of cell, major algal groups, Reproduction

Basic Techniques in Microbiology

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