mar550 - Profile Module Physiology of bacteria (Complete module description)

mar550 - Profile Module Physiology of bacteria (Complete module description)

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Module label Profile Module Physiology of bacteria
Modulkürzel mar550
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Könneke, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Engelen, Bert (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

The students know how to
·  cultivate bacteria and generate pure cultures
·  determine growth curves by photometry and counting
prepare and use washed cell suspensions for experiments
measure bacterial activity
use a microscope and take digital microphotographs
quantify and analyse energy metabolism and fundamental physiological processes
·  present and discuss scientific results
·  write a scientific protocol

Module contents
The course starts with an introductory seminar every morning. Then, several experiments will be done over two day’s round robin. Different physiological processes are analysed using various techniques, e.g. investigation of microbial growth under oxic and anoxic conditions, determination of protein contents and measurement of substrate turnover rates.
Will be announced
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annual
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Teaching/Learning method Block course, 2 weeks; practical course (4 SPPW) and seminar (1 SPPW)
Previous knowledge Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Exercises 4 WiSe 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 70 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Will be announced during the course

One assessment of examination:
Portfolio: Protocol (100 %), seminar presentation (no mark)

Active participation: Active and documented participation in practical courses (labs, exercises, seminars, field trips) and courses. These include e.g. the delivery of exercises, writing a lab report or seminar presentations according to the advice of the course supervisor.