546-0399 – Microbiology I (MB I)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
546-0399/01 2006/2007 5
546-0399/02 2018/2019 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Target competences lie in gaining new knowledge and its application in problem solving, observation, experiments and communication: - to characterize the attributes of prions, viruses and bacteria, to understand phylogenetic relations of the different groups, to learn about and to term characteristic organisms of the individual taxons and to understand the significance of pathogenic as well as non-pathogenic species - to apply the gained knowledge in dealing with practical tasks in seminars, to consider the consequences of a phenomenon from the environmental, sanitary as well as economic points of view; to build a positive attitude to nature - to be able to work independently on the set tasks, to observe and objectively record the experiment results, to adhere to safe (aseptic) work principles when working with biological material and technical equipment - to be able to work with expert/academic texts, to be familiar with the expert terminology, to be able to synthetize the obtained experimental data and to justify own approach in dealing with a biological problem

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course focuses on explaining the role of microorganisms in the system of live nature. Students gain information on the morphology and physiology of non-cellular organisms, basic groups of microorganisms, their role in the nature and mutual relations of microbial populations with an overview of fundamental pathogenic as well as non-pathogenic strains of microorganisms. Some lectures are dedicated to a practical utilization of microorganisms in industrial biotechnologies and their role in the formation and protection of the environment.

Compulsory literature:

BLACK, Jacquelyn G. Microbiology: Principles and Explorations. 7th edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2008. 846 p. ISBN: 978-0470107485 COWAN, Marjorie K. Microbiology: A Systems Approach. McGraw-Hill College, 2011. 880 s. ISBN 978-00735225242 HOGG, Stuart. Essential Microbiology. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2005. Dostupné z: http://www.grsmu.by/files/file/university/cafedry/microbiologii-virysologii-immynologii/files/essential_microbiology.pdf

Recommended literature:

ALBERTS, Bruce et al. Essential Cell Biology. New York: Garland Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8153-4130-7 GLAZER, Alexander N. a Hiroshi NIKAIDO. Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Mikrobiology. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvii, 554 s. ISBN 978-0-521-84210-5 MIMS, Cedric A. (ed.) Medical Microbiology. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2004. ix, 660 s. ISBN 0-323-03575-2 MOAT, Albert G., John W. FOSTER a Michael P. SPECTOR. Microbial Physiology. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2002. 714 s. ISBN 978-0-471-39483-9


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.