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Microbial biotechnology - Unit 1
Code: G600EC
Teacher:  Maria Grazia Fortina
Year: 
Term: 
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CFU subdivision: Lectures: 3,5
Practices in laboratory:  0,5
Basic aims:  The course deals with the genotypic characteristics of the main microbial groups involved in the food industry and with the main molecular methods employed in modern microbiological laboratories. The course will also provide the fundamental knowledge related to biotechnological aspects of industrial fermentation processes.
Acquired skills:  Main purpose: to supply the basic operative and cultural means for a better control and exploitation of microorganism in the food sector. After course the student will be able to individuate the strategies for the set-up of biotechnological process and monitoring the main parameters which influence the fermentation processes.
Course contents:  •Application of bacterial genetic principles for the phylogenetic, taxonomic and identification studies of microorganism isolated from foods •Use of molecular techniques for the microbiological analysis of food products: planning of experimental protocols for the isolation and selection of peculiar microorganisms from heterogeneous matrices; ideation of species-specific probes • Knowledge of the specific operation on bacterial genome for the obtainment of improved and/or modified microbial strains; discussion on the related problems
Program:  •Application of bacterial genetic principles for the phylogenetic, taxonomic and identification studies of microorganism isolated from foods •Use of molecular techniques for the microbiological analysis of food products: planning of experimental protocols for the isolation and selection of peculiar microorganisms from heterogeneous matrices; ideation of species-specific probes • Knowledge of the specific operation on bacterial genome for the obtainment of improved and/or modified microbial strains; discussion on the related problems
Prerequisites:  General and Applied Microbiology
Preparatory instructions:  Info not available
Learning materials:  Notes of the lectures Teaching material
Other info:  The oral examination consists in a discussion on the topics of the course, to verify the skills acquired
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