Modern Engineering Microbiology
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spContent=The course content is concise and introduces a large amount of cutting-edge knowledge content. It mainly focuses on the practical application of interdisciplinary while explaining the basic theory. It is suitable for the life science majors of engineering colleges and universities to quickly and efficiently learn the main knowledge content. grasp. Most of the content is relatively simple, and it is also suitable for liberal arts students who are interested in life sciences and human health to expand their studies.
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In daily life, microbes are closely related to human health. At the same time, microbiology is the core course of life sciences, and at the same time it is the synthesis and practical application of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and other backbone courses. it goes without saying. This course is now widely offered in the study of senior undergraduates majoring in biology in comprehensive and engineering colleges. As the number of microbiology courses offered in engineering colleges or non-biological colleges is relatively small (32-48 hours, regular colleges and universities generally 64-96 hours), and the training of engineering students requires a higher level of practical application. They are all difficult problems in the teaching of microbiology in engineering colleges. This course is designed to meet the needs of engineering colleges and universities to set up basic courses according to disciplines. The content includes microbial groups and morphological structure, microbial nutrition, microbial metabolism, microbial growth and engineering control, microbial genetics and breeding, microbial ecology, and immunity With immune technology, microbial pharmacy, microbial fermentation engineering, microbial bioinformatics, the progress of microbial frontier engineering applications, and the application of microbes in other engineering fields, it has the application characteristics of engineering colleges. It can also be used by students majoring in science biology and non-biology.

  The course content is based on the perspective of engineering application practice to clarify the six important laws of microorganisms (that is, structural function, metabolic capacity, growth and reproduction, genetic variation, ecological distribution, and system evolution). It is divided into eleven chapters and introduces the microbiology. Characteristics, morphological and  structural groups of microorganisms, virological topics, microbial nutrition and medium application, microbial metabolism and fermentation, microbial growth and reproduction and control, microbial genetic variation, microbial ecology, infection and immunity, and microbial systems Evolutionary classification and identification. Strive to clarify concepts, straighten out the context, explain the laws, highlight the characteristics of engineering applications, interdisciplinary features, key points and difficulties of disciplines, and strive to connect with engineering applications at the cellular, molecular, or group level.


Through the study of this course, students can fully grasp and understand the basic theories, basic knowledge and basic techniques of microbiology, train and learn the basic ability to analyze and solve practical problems in the field of microbiology research and production, and engage in the field of microbiology for students Research, teaching, production, development and other work have laid a good theoretical and technical foundation. Microbiology is currently one of the fastest growing and applied fields in life sciences. Microbiology and molecular biology, developmental biology, neuroscience and other disciplines are interpenetrated and blended. The corresponding "microbiology" course is a course for undergraduates majoring in biological sciences, biotechnology, bioengineering, and agriculture, forestry, and medicine. Compulsory professional basic courses. The teaching purpose of this course is to enable students to master the structure and function of microorganisms, to have a deep understanding of the laws of major microbial life activities and their regulation mechanisms, to understand the basic research methods and new technologies and achievements of microbiology, in order to learn other professional courses and to enter the society. Lay the necessary foundation for production, scientific research and application.


Textbook: "Modern Engineering Microbiology Course", Xie Hui, Xidian University Press, 2018 first edition.

     "Modern Engineering Microbiology Experiment Course", Xie Hui, Xi'an Jiaotong University Press, 2019 first edition.


1. "Microbiology Course", Zhou Deqing, Higher Education Press

2. "Microbiology" (Second Edition), Fudan University, Wuhan University, etc., Higher Education Press

3. Lansing M. Prescott, Donald Klein: "Microbiology", McGraw-Hill Higher Education