This course begins with a discussion on microbial growth, aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, energy production, fermentation pathways and autotrophic metabolism. This course also introduces the following topics: cell constituents from chemical elements, macromolecule, biopolymer and its assembly to form cellular components like membrane and flagella, regulation of macromolecule synthesis, the different types of regulation eg. feedback inhibition and repression, global control networks, microbial stress response and modern techniques to study microbial physiology. This course is a 3 unit course consisting of 2 lectures (1 hour each) per week and a 3 hours practical class and presentation every fortnight.
Skill Level: Beginner