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mar550 - Profile Module Physiology of bacteria (Complete module description)
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Module label Profile Module Physiology of bacteria
Module abbreviation mar550
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • 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 analyze 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 analyzed using various techniques, e.g. investigation of microbial growth under oxic and anoxic conditions, determination of protein contents and measurement of substrate turnover rates.
Recommended reading
will be announced
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Module level
Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Teaching/Learning method Block course, 2 weeks; practical course (4 SPPW) and seminar (1 SPPW)
Previous knowledge Lecture: Physiology and diversity of prokaryotes
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 1 14
Exercises 4 -- 56
Total module attendance time 70 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Will be announced during the course

One assessment of examination: Portfolio (seminar presentation, written protocol).

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.)