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Microorganisms and Acellular Forms of Life

Introduction

This course covers the history, classification, and ecological importance of microorganisms, as well as their role in infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and genetic variation. It also explores microorganism culture techniques, sterilization methods, and applications of microorganisms in biotechnology and industry. Additionally, it delves into the characteristics and impact of acellular forms of life such as viruses, viroids, and prions.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of microorganisms, acellular forms of life, and their impact on human health, industry, and research, as well as the skills to apply this knowledge in various scientific and practical contexts.

Course program

History of Microbiology
Microorganisms and Infectious Diseases
Microorganism Culture Techniques and Sterilization
Horizontal Gene Transfer and Genetic Variation
Characteristics of Acellular Forms of Life
Microorganisms in Industry and Research