At the end of this unit, student should be able to:
-List the characteristics of the Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya domains.
- identify the major groups of bacteria
-state the major characteristics which set each group apart from others
- identify important genera within the appropriate group.
- economic importance of bacteria.
- define a fungus
- state the general characteristics of fungi
- describe the structure of a yeast and a mold
-explain the mode of nutrition and methods of asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction in fungi
- define the term algae
- state the general characteristics of algae
- describe the general structure of algae with a typical example
- draw a well labeled diagram of algae
- state the different habitats and economic importance of algae
- explain the methods of reproduction in algae
-define the term, protozoa
- state the general characteristics of protozoa
- state the places where protozoa are found
- describe some intracellular structures of protozoa.
- define the term virus
- state the general characteristics of virus
- describe the structure of a typical virus particle
- explain the symmetry of capids and the process of viral replication in susceptible host
- state various methods of cutting viruses and the various methods of virus purification
-the culture of bacteria; laboratory propagation of algae, fungi and viruses
-describe the methods of measuring total sum number of microorganisms
-describe the methods of counting viable cells of microorganisms
- describe the methods of measuring cells mass of microorganisms
- state the advantage and disadvantages of the difference methods of measuring microbial growth.