BIOL445 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
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A course on distribution and regulation of major routes of energy supply among microorganisms; Photosynthesis in Cyano bacteria and anoxygenic photographic bacteria, Halobacterial photophosphorylation, carbon dioxide metabolism in nonphototrophic autotrophs and heterotrophs. Microbial metabolism of hydrogen, oxidation of iron and sulfur compounds, Methylotrophs and methanogens are discussed. Applications in biotechnology are also mentioned with reference to each physiological group.