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Course Name
Turkish Metabolic Concepts in Environmental Sciences
English Metabolic Concepts in Environmental Sciences
Course Code
ENB 503E Credit Lecture
Semester 1
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Ebru Dülekgürgen
Course Objectives Transfer of fundamental knowledge on;
1. microbial metabolism and its components,
2. major microbial metabolic pathways,
3. interactions between metabolic groups,
4. microbial strategies for control and optimization of existence and functioning
Course Description This course provides fundamental knowledge on the following topics: Cell chemistry and biosynthesis; Energy and carbon flow in metabolism and central metabolic pathways; Catabolic diversity: chemolithotrophy, fermentation and syntrophy, chemoorganotrophy under aerobic/anoxic respiring conditions; Control of metabolic processes; Microbial response to stress conditions
Course Outcomes M.Sc. students who successfully pass this course gain knowledge, skill and competency in the following subjects;
I.recognition of essentials of microbial metabolism,
II.calculation and consequences of energy, redox, and carbon budgets of major metabolic pathways and their significance in environmental sciences,
III.identification and differentiation of major metabolic groups,
IV.recognition of special cases for carbon utilization in chemoorganoheterotrops significant in environmental applications,
V.recognition of microbial control and optimization strategies and their consequences in environmental sciences
Pre-requisite(s) none
Required Facilities Access to the Main Library
Access to the internet during the lecture
Data-show projector
Textbook Madigan M.T., Martinko J.M., Dunlap P.V. and Clark D.P. (2009). “Brock Biology of Microorganisms”, 12th ed., Pearson Education Inc., Glenview IL, USA, ISBN: 978-0321-53615-0 [Mustafa Inan Main Library: QR41.2 .B76 2009]
Availability of online access to the primary textbook, Brock12e from http://www.microbiologyplace.com/books.html
(Depending on availability of a student access from the ITU Mustafa Inan Main Library)
Other References Orhon D. And Artan N. (1994). “Modelling of Activated Sludge Systems”, Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., Lancaster, PA, USA, ISBN: 1566761018. [Mustafa Inan Main Library: TD756 .O74 1994]

Gaudy, A.F.Jr. and Gaudy, E.T. (1980). “Microbiology for Environmental Scientists and Engineers”, McGraw-Hill, USA, ISBN 0-07-023035-8
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