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MB 609 RECENT ADVANCES IN MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY                                                                                 (3L+1P) II

Objective
To expose the students to the advances in microbiology and to improve the understanding and expertise.

Theory

UNIT I
Role of microbes in bioindustries, Value addition, Production of recombinant vaccines and hormones, Biosensors, Bioflavours, Biowarfare, Bioremediation.

UNIT II
Microbial ore leaching (biomining), Microbial enzymes in clinical diagnostics, Metabolic pathway engineering, Yeast technology, Genetics and strain improvement for brewing, baking and distilleries.

UNIT III
Bioinformatics, Bioprospecting, Microbial diversity and global environment issue, IPR and biosafety, Genomics and Proteomics, Metagenomics for improvement of industrial fermentation.

Practicals
Isolation of metagenome from environmental sources, Development of environmental libraries, DGEE, 16S rDNA community analysis, Functional and sequence based analysis of  clones, Bioremediation of recalcitrant compounds.

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