Agricultural Microbiology Pdf

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Microbiology often has been defined as the study of organisms and agents too small to be seen clearly by the unaided eye—that is, the study of microorganisms. Because objects less than about one millimeter in diameter cannot be seen clearly and must be examined with a microscope, microbiology is concerned primarily with organisms and agents this small and smaller.

Microorganisms are everywhere. Almost every natural surface is colonized by microbes(including our skin). Some microorganisms can live quite happily in boiling hot springs, whereas others form complex microbial communities in frozen sea ice. Most microorganisms are harmless to humans. You swallow millions of microbes everyday with no ill effects. In fact, we are dependent on microbes to help us digest our foodand to protect our bodies from pathogens. Microbes also keep the biosphere running by carrying out essential functions such as decomposition of dead animals and plants.Microbes are the dominant form of life on planet Earth. More than half the biomass on Earth consists of microorganisms, whereas animals constitute only 15% of the mass of living organisms on Earth.

This Microbiology course deals with

How and where they live

Their structure

How they derive food and energy

Functions of soil micro flora

Role in nutrient transformation

Relation with plant

Importance in Industries

Book Detail:  Agricultural Microbiology

Language:  English

Pages: 258

Author: TNAU

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Course Outline:

Lecture 01: History of Microbiology: Spontaneous Generation Theory

Lecture 02: Germ Theory of Disease

Lecture 03: Protection against Infections

Lecture 04: Metabolism in Bacteria

Lecture 05: ATP Generation

Lecture 06: Microbial Metabolism – Autotrophs

Lecture 07: Bacteriophages: Structure and Properties of Bacterial Viruses

Lecture 08: Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles–Phage Multiplication Cycle

Lecture 09: Viroids, Prions

Lecture 10: Bacterial Genetics

Lecture 11: Gene Expression

Lecture 12: Recombination in Bacteria

Lecture 13: Genetic Engineering – Plasmids, Episomes

Lecture 14: Genetically Modified Organism

Lecture 15: Soil Microbiology: Microbial Group in Soil

Lecture 16: Microbial Transformations of Carbon

Lecture 17: Microbial Transformations of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur

Lecture 18: Biological Nitrogen Fixation

Lecture 19: Phyllosphere Bacteria

Lecture 20: Composting

Lecture 21: Environmental Microbiology

Lecture 22: Microbiology of Food: Microbial Spoilage

Lecture 23: Principles of Preservation

Lecture 24: Role of Bacteria in Fermentation

Lecture 25: Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture

Lecture 26: Microbial Agents for Control of Plant Diseases

Lecture 27: Biogas Production

Lecture 28: Biodegradable Plastics

Lecture 29: Plant–Microbe Interactions

Lecture 30: Bioremediation

Lecture 31: Biosensor

Lecture 32: Microbial Products

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