RTMNU Revised BSc Microbiology Sem 5 Syllabus 2021

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Syllabus B.Sc. Part- III Microbiology


Unit-I Epidemiology and host–parasite relationship.

1. Definitions:

i. Signs, symptoms and syndrome of disease, stages of infectious diseases-incubation period, prodromal phase,
Invasive phase, decline phase and the period of convalescence, primary infection, secondary infection, acute infection, chronic infection local and systemic infection, iatrogenic infection, nosocomial infection, congenital infection, teratogenic infection, fulminating infection, atypical infection, latent infection
ii. Bacteremia, septicaemia, pyamia, toxemia, Viremia.
iii. Epidemic, Endemic, Pandemic, Zoonotic, Exotic, prosodemic sporadic disease.

2. Dynamics of disease transmission:

i. Causative or etiological agents[list]
ii. Sources of reservoir of infection. Exogenous Human (case and carrier) Non-living reservoir. Endogenous infections
iii. Portal of exit
iv. Mode of transmission-Contact, Vehicle, Vector, Air-borne, trans placental and laboratory/hospital infections.
v. Portal of entry.
vi. Susceptibility of host.

3. Control of communicable diseases:

Control of sources, blocking the channels of transmission, protecting the susceptible host.

Unit-II Infectious Microbiology and Normal Flora

1. Microbial mechanism of Pathogenicity: pathogenicity and virulence, exaltation and attenuation, MID, MLD, ID
50, LD50.

i. Invasiveness:-adherence,capsule,enzymes.
ii. Toxigenicity:-Exotoxins and Endotoxins.

2. Normal flora of healthy human host:

i. Definition, origin, significance, Germ free and Gnotobiotic life.
ii. Characteristics of normal flora

3. Infectious microbiology:

Microbial diseases of skin, eye, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary, reproductive and
nervous systems. (Outline of structure of each system and lists of infectious diseases affecting the particular system).

Unit- III Study of pathogenic organisms Morphology, cultural characteristics, biochemical characteristics,  pathogenesis, serology, lab diagnosis

1. Bacteria

i. Escherichia coli
ii. Staphylococcus aureus
iii. Salmonella typhi and paratyphi A&B
iv. Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
v. Spirochetes-Treponema pallidum

2. Viruses

i. HIV
ii. Hepatitis A&B

3. Protozoa

i. Plasmodium vivax

Unit-IV Disease control

1. Basic mechanism of action of drugs.
i. Bacterial cell wall synthesis inhibitor; Penicillin
ii. Bacterial protein synthesis inhibitor: Chloramphenicol
iii. Bacterial DNA synthesis inhibitor: Nalidixic acid, Floxacin
iv. Anti metabolites: Trimethoprime, sulfamethoxazole.
2. Non automated and automated in vitro drug susceptibility testing- Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method and E-strip
3. Various mechanisms of development of drug resistance


Unit-I Gene mutation and regulation.

1. Concept of gene, muton, recon, cistron, mono cistronic and polycistronic gene, gene within gene, spit gene.
2. Gene regulation: lac operon(detail)
3. Mutation: Definition, random vs directed mutation, type of mutation, base pair substitution, frame shift, point, nonsense, missense, and silent mutation.
4. Genetic suppression: Intergenic and Intragenic.
5. Molecular basis of mutation: Mechanism of spontaneous and induced mutation.

Unit-II Genetic recombination:

1. Definition, Basic concept of recombination
2. General types of recombination.
3. Transformation.
4. Conjugation
5. Transductions
6. Transposable genetic elements (Prokaryotic)

Unit- III Bioinstrumentation-I (Principles and applications)

1. Spectroscopy: Laws of absorption, limitations of Beer law, UV-Visible spectroscopy and its applications.
2. Centrifugation: Type of centrifuge, analytical and differential centrifugation.
3. Electrophoresis: Principle, agarose gel electrophoresis and SDS- PAGE.
4. Factors affecting electrophoresis mobility

Unit-IV Bioinstrumentation-II (Principles and applications)

1. Chromatography: Thin layer chromatography, ion exchange, gel filtration
2. Isotope tracer technique: Method and applications.
3. Detection and measurement of radioactive isotope: GM counter, scintillation counter.

RTMNU Revised BSc Microbiology Sem 5 Syllabus 2021


  1. General guidelines for safety in microbiology laboratory, possible laboratory hazards, safety precautions and disposal of laboratory waste and ethics in microbiology.
  2. Agarose gel electrophoresis (Major)
  3. Calibration of spectrophotometer
  4. Estimation of creatinine by spectrophotometric method (Major)
  5. Perform gel filtration (Major)
  6. Perform paper chromatography of amino acids and sugars
  7. Perform TLC of amino acids and sugars (Major)
  8. Identification of bacteria: E.coli, S.aureus, Salmonella, Proteus vulgaris (Major)
  9. Antibiotic sensitivity test by Kirby-Bauer method and E strip method
  10. MIC of antibiotic by well diffusion method/dilution method (Major)
  11. Antigen Preparation: O & H antigen preparation of Salmonella and Confirmation by slide agglutination
  12. Acid fast staining of M. tuberculosis

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