BMT 310 Bacteriology | This course starts with brief discussion on prokaryotic (archaea and bacteria) systematic which cover classification, taxonomy, nomenclature, identification, phylogeny and concept of species. Students will be introduced to the characterization of prokaryotes by morphological, biochemical, physiological, metabolic, ecological and genetic characteristics, by molecular biological techniques. This will be followed by detailed discussion on chemical constituents of prokaryotic fine structures and their functions. The various groups of prokaryotes will be surveyed to relate their characteristics to their importance to daily life of other organisms. Finally, discussion will be centered on methods of enrichment, isolation and maintenance/preservation of prokaryotic cultures.

The course will be covered by Dr. Kamarul Zaman Zarkasi, Dr. Amira Suriaty Yaakop and Dr. Nur Asshifa Md Noh

(i) Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Stahl, D.A. and Clark, D.P. (2012). Brock Biology of microorganisms, 15th edition. Pearson.
(ii) Russell, H. (2017). Introduction to Bacteriology. Larsen and Keller Education.
(iii) Willey, J.M., Sherwood, L.M. and Woolverton, C.J. (2009). Prescott’s Principles of Microbiology. McGraw-Hill.
(iv) Black, J.G. (2012). Microbiology. Principles and Explorations, 8th edition. John Wiley and Sons.
(v) Whitman, W.B., Goodfellow, M., Kämpfer, P., Busse, H.-J., Trujillo, M.E., Ludwig, W. & Suzuki, K.-i. (eds., 2012). Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 5, parts A and B. Springer-Verlag.
Skill Level: Beginner