Course in Microbial Diversity

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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Objective. To impart knowledge on classification of microbes. Goal. This paper enables the students to identify any microorganisms.

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Course programme

This paper deals with various types of classification of microbes.
Objective
To impart knowledge on classification of microbes
Goal
This paper enables the students to identify any microorganisms.
CONTENTS
UNIT I
SYSTEMATICS - Classical, numerical, polyphasic and molecular (G+C analysis,
DNA-DNA hybridization, 16s rRNA sequencing and construction of phylogenetic tree)
taxonomy
UNIT II
Archae - as earliest life forms - Halophiles, methanogens, hyperthermophilic bacteria,
thermoplasma
Bacteria - Classification of bacteria (Bergey's manual); salient features of each group of
bacterial group
UNIT III
Viruses - Bacterial, plant, animal and tumor viruses; Discovery, classification and
structure of viruses - DNA viruses, RNA viruses, positive strands, negative strands and
double stranded; replication - lytic and lysogenic
UNIT IV
Classification of fungi (Alexopoulose); salient features of each class - habitat, cell and
thallus organization; nutrition and reproduction
UNIT V
Classification of algae (Smith) salient features of each class; cell and thallus
organization, pigmentation, nutrition and reproduction

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