mar610 - Profile Module Isolation and characterization of microorganisms (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

mar610 - Profile Module Isolation and characterization of microorganisms (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)

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Modulbezeichnung Profile Module Isolation and characterization of microorganisms
Modulkürzel mar610
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres (ICBM)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Microbiology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Könneke, Martin (Modulverantwortung)
  • Engelen, Bert (Modulberatung)
In this course the students will isolate bacteria and other microorganisms. They will learn classical microbiological techniques as enrichment culture, aseptic work, preparation of liquid and solid media, cultivation under oxic and anoxic condition, on agar plates and in deep agar dilution, description of microbes by techniques as staining, microscopy, microphotography.

Prior to the laboratory work the participants shall read literature and current studies about their target group of microorganisms and develop an enrichment strategy isolation. They will present this and their enrichment strategy in the seminar. During the course and at the end, results and a possible molecular identification of isolates will be presented and discussed.

Practical work:  Student prepares media and agar plates required for the enrichment and isolation of the different target organisms in small groups. The enrichment cultures will be monitored over time by measuring various biological and chemical parameters. If pure cultures have been isolated, they will be analyzed microscopically and identified using molecular methods.

Brock “Biology of Microorganisms”
Cypionka “Grundlagen der Mikrobiologie”
Drews “Mikrobiologisches Praktikum”
DSMZ catalogue (
yer “A field guide to the bacteria”

Reddy “Methods for general and molecular Microbiology”
Steinbüchel “Mikrobiologisches Praktikum”
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annual
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modullevel AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Lehr-/Lernform Seminar and laboratory work, twice per week, half a day each
Vorkenntnisse Module mar500 including lectures on “Physiology and life modes of prokaryotes” and “Microbial diversity”
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Seminar 1 SoSe 14
Übung 4 SoSe 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 70 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Will be announced during the course

One assessment of examination:
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.