M6020

Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry


Credit: 3 Units
Instructor: Krzycki
Offered: Autumn

Lecture Topics:

  • The diversity of microbes: phylogenetics, habitats, and metabolic diversity
  • Experimental approaches: biochemical, genetic and global analysis (-omics) methods
  • The microbial cell: cell structure, cell cycle and division, and growth rate control
  • Sugar catabolism in Bacteria and Archaea, fermentations, anaplerotic reactions, and metabolic control mechanisms
  • Bioenergetics, thermodynamics, electron transport systems and the diversity of respiratory systems
  • Amino acid biosynthesis and nitrogen regulation
  • Carbon fixation
  • membrane biogenesis, lipid metabolism and protein secretion
  • Developmental programs in microbial systems
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