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Tipo: Altro

MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2018/2019
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2018/2019
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio a scelta
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Primo Semestre
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
47
Prerequisiti: 

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of microbiology

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Tipo di esame: 
Orale
Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Assessment method

The acquired knowledge about environmental microbiology concepts applied to marine environments will be tested by an oral exam. A report about laboratory activities will allow testing the bioinformatic competencies applied to environmental microbiology.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

Aims

Expertise in applied microbiology of marine environments

Skills in molecular and traditional analyses for characterization of microbial communities

Skills in analysis of data from microbial community characterization by bioinformatic tools

Contenuti

Contents

1. Microbial metabolisms and diversity in marine environments: diversity of bacteria and archea in marine environments, metabolic diversity of microbes in marine environments

2. Roles of microbes in ocean processes

3. Techniques for the characterization of microbial communities in marine environments

4. Microbial marine habitats

5. Microbial aspects of environmental issues in marine environments

Programma esteso

Detailed program

1. Microbial metabolisms and diversity in marine environments: diversity of bacteria and archea in marine environments, metabolic diversity of microbes in marine environments-

- Microbial molecular phylogeny

- Phototrophy

- Microbial respiration

- Main microorganisms in marine environmet

2. Roles of microbes in ocean processes:

- Carbon cycle

- Sulfur cycle

- Iron cycle

3. Techniques for the characterization of microbial communities in marine environments

- Phylogenetic markers

- Libraries of gene 16S rRNA

- Metagenomics

- Microscope analyses

4. Microbial marne habitats

- Coastal environmets

- Open ocean

- Cold seeps

- Hydrothermal vents

5. Microbial aspects of environmental issues in marine environments:

- Aerobic and anaerobic biodegradation of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons

- Biological treatments of contaminated sediments

Bibliografia consigliata

Textbook and teaching resource

1. “Marine Microbiology: ecology and applications” (2011), 2nd edition di Colin Munn. GS, New York

1. “Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation” (2006) di P. J. J. Alvarez, W. A. Illman. Ed Wiley $ Sons, New Jersey

2. “Brock - Biology of Microorganisms” (2007) di M. T. Madigan, J. M. Martinko Brock. Ed. CEA Milano.

4. “Molecular Microbial Ecology”. Ed. A.M. Osborn, C. J. Smith (2005) Taylor & Francis Group – New York NY

Scientific articles provided by the teacher

Metodi didattici

Teaching form

Lessons, Seminars: 5 credits

Bioinformatic laboratory: 1 credit