Academic Year 2016/2017 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: AGR/16 - Agricultural Microbiology
Taught classes: 80 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • General Microbiology

    To acquire basic knowledge of microbiology oriented toward agricultural and food sector, through the study of microbial morphology, physiology and taxonomy, the study of the interactions of microorganisms among themselves, with other living organisms and with the environment, of principles and techniques of microbial cultivation and control. The laboratory activities aim at the acquisition of competences and expertise for working in a microbiology laboratory.

  • Genetic of microrganisms

    To increase the knoledge of the biology of microrganisms through the study of correlations among the intrinsic characteristics of a food, the effects of the production process and the factors affetting the food related microrganisms growth.​

Detailed Course Content

  • General Microbiology

    Prokaryotes and eukaryotes: cell structures and functions. Elements of virology. Cell division and microbial growth. Environmental factors affecting the microbial growth. Microbiological techniques: optic and electronic microscopy. Microbial control by physical and chemical agents. Nutrition, laboratory cultures and microbial metabolism. Microbial taxonomy. Viruses. Microrganisms of agronomic, food and environmental interest.

  • Genetic of microrganisms

    Acquire the knowledge necessary for understanding factors that affect the development of microrganismi in food in order to conduct the implementation of HACCP system, to apply GMPs and to mange microbiological risks.

Textbook Information

  • General Microbiology

    1. Biavati B., Sorlini C. Microbiologia generale e agraria. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.Seconda edizione

    2. Madigan, Martinko, Bender, Buckley, Stahl. BROCK Biologia dei microrganismi. Quattordicesima edizione. Pearson.

  • Genetic of microrganisms

    Lo studente può consultare qualsiasi testo del settore, per lo studio della disciplina si consigliano i seguenti testi:

    Testo 1: “Microbiologia degli Alimenti”. JM Jay, MJ Loessner, DA, Golden. Sprinter. ISBN 978-88-470-0785-7

    Testo 2: “Microbiologia degli Alimenti” A Galli Volonterio, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana ISBN 88-408-1321-7

    Testo 3: “La Microbiologia Applicata alle Industrie Alimentari” L Cocolin, G Comi. Aracne Editrice. ISBN 978-88-548-1109-6