|Responsible unit:||Department of Biology|
|Course/CS Responsible:||First Degree in Environmental Sciences and Technology|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|L:CTA||109||Plano estudos a partir do ano letivo 2016/17||1||-||6||48||162|
|José Américo Pereira de Sousa|
|Olga Maria Oliveira da Silva Lage|
|Raquel Maria da Silva Graça Almeida|
|Catarina Maria Pinto Mora Pinto de Magalhães|
|José Américo Pereira de Sousa||1,50|
|Olga Maria Oliveira da Silva Lage||1,50|
|Raquel Maria da Silva Graça Almeida||5,56|
|Catarina Maria Pinto Mora Pinto de Magalhães||4,44|
The students are expected to acquire basic knowledge on general microbiology, focusing on the biology of bacteria, archaea, fungi and lichens.
Practical classes are aimed to carry out selected experiments on basic general microbiology, including the observation of bacteria and fungi.
The syllabuses were designed in order to meet the above objectives and the development of the competencies assigned.
These syllabuses aim the acquisition by the students of basic knowledge about the biology of bacteria, archaea, fungi and lichens.
Introduction to microbiology. Main types of microorganisms. Classification. Importance of microbiology.
The prokaryotic cell. Organization and structure.
Main groups of Bacteria and Archea.
Bacterial nutrition. Maintenance of microorganisms.
Kinetics of bacterial growth. Quantification of bacterial growth. Closed and open systems. Synchronized cultures.
Control of bacterial growth. Physical and chemical methods. Antibacterial agents. Antibiotics. Mode-of-action of antibiotics.
Bacterial metabolism. Respiration, fermentation, photosynthesis.
Microbes in the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur and iron cycles.
The fungi. General characteristics.
Main Divisions in the fungi. The asexual and sexual cycles.
Poisonous and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Mushrooms as food and medicines.
Mycotoxins and mycotoxycosis.
Lichens. General characteristics. Applied biology of lichens.
Preparation of culture media.
Isolation of bacteria from environmental sources.
Observation of live bacteria in wet mounts. Staining bacteria.
Modeling the kinetics of bacterial growth.
Bichemical tests and selective and differential media
Microbiology of the nitrogen cycle.
Observation of fungi.
Lectures are given interactively with students.
In practical classes, students carry out themselves the experiments. The results are discussed at the end of each experiment. Students have at their disposal a guide to practical work, with the description of all experiences, and references to support key experiences.
In the system-SIGARRA FCUP are provided additional information for the study of materials of theoretical and practical classes.
References: CANAS FERREIRA, W., SOUSA, J. C. & LIMA, N. 2010. MICROBIOLOGIA. Lidel. COWAN, M. K. & TALARO, P. K. (eds.) 2006. MADIGAN, M. T., MARTINKO, J. M., DUNLAP, P. & CLARCK, D. 2008. BROCK BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS. Prentice-Hall International; 12.ª edição. WEBSTER, J. & WEBER, R. W. S. 2007. INTRODUCTION TO FUNGI. Cambridge University Press; 3.a edição; Cambridge; 841 pg. WILLEY; J., SHERWOOD, L. & WOOLVERTON, C. 2008. PRESCOTT, HARLEY, KLEIN’S MICROBIOLOGY. McGraw-Hill.
Corresponds to the classification of the final exam.
The exam has questions about the contents of the lectures and of the practical classes.
Final exam with questions about the lectures (14 out of 20) and the practical classes (6 out of 20).