|Module code||MBY 251|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Growth, replication and survival of bacteria, Energy sources, harvesting from light versus oxidation, regulation of catabolic pathways, chemotaxis. Nitrogen metabolism, iron-scavenging. Alternative electron acceptors: denitrification, sulphate reduction, methanogenesis. Bacterial evolution, systematic and genomics. Biodiversity; bacteria occurring in the natural environment (soil, water and air), associated with humans, animals, plants, and those of importance in foods and in the water industry.
|Service modules||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Prerequisites||MBY 161 GS|
|Contact time||2 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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