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300317 VO Biodiversity and molecular ecology of microorganisms 1 (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 09.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 16.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 23.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 30.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 06.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 13.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 20.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 27.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 04.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 11.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 08.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 15.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 22.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG
Wednesday 29.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 2 UZA 1 Biozentrum 2.249 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The first part of this two-part lecture series (second part in summer semester) provides an encompassing overview on state-of-the-art molecular methods for analyzing the composition of microbial communities in complex environmental and medical samples. The lecture starts with the introduction of the bacterial species concept and parameters of microbial diversity (species richness and species evenness), followed by a detailed description of the full rRNA approach. Further techniques, which are described and critically discussed regarding their suitability for identification and quantification of microorganisms, include fluorescence in situ hybridization, quantitative real-time PCR, and novel high-throughput sequencing technologies (e.g. Illumina).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam (1 hour) - Multiple-Choice exam
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ATTENTION: Due to the existing Coronavirus: home-learning requirements, there will be a changes to the exam mode!

Registration for the exam via u:space. Unregistered students will not be admitted to the exam and will not be graded.

Exam format: Digital written examination with open questions by means of an examination sheet for download

Examination takes place in open book format (all aids allowed). The rules of good scientific practice apply. For example, copying & pasting of texts from the internet or from the LV documents is not allowed. The examination is to be written by the students independently and without the help of third parties.

The submitted examination may be subject to a plagiarism examination and there may be oral questions on the subject matter of the examination within the evaluation period of four weeks.

The exam is handled exclusively via Moodle. Students have to log in with the u:account.

Exam duration: 2 hours (including download and upload)

Exam dates:
Friday 15.05.2020, 13.15 - 15.15
Friday 19.06.2020, 13.15 - 15.15
Friday 25.09.2020, 10.00 - 12.00

The questions can be answered manually or digitally. In both cases it is important to ensure that the scanned/photographed and uploaded files are legible.

Download: The examination form is available in .DOCX or .PDF format.

Upload: The completed examination form is to be uploaded in .DOCX, .PDF or .JPG format. Add your LastnameFirstname to the file name.

Minimum requirements: From 50% of the points a positive grade is reached.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This lecture provides a detailed overview on established and cutting-edge technologies used in microbial ecology/environmental microbiology. Students are additionally made familiar with the relevant primary literature and current research results.

Examination topics

Theoretical knowledge will be acquired via lectures and original scientific literature. Demonstration of molecular techniques via animations, educational films, and technical illustrative material.
Further information is available via Moodle and at http://www.microbial-ecology.net/

Reading list

Madigan, Martinko, Dunlap, Clark, Brock; Biology of Microorganisms, Prentice Hall

Wikipedia http://www.wikipedia.org/

Originalliteratur erhältlich über

ISI Web of Science http://isiknowledge.com

NCBI PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=PubMed

Association in the course directory

BOE 5, BAN 6, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BZO 11, BPB 11, UF BU 10

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