M.SC MICROBIOLOGY 1ST SEMESTER QUESTION PAPER

ANDHRA UNIVERSITY
MODEL QUESTION PAPER M.Sc. Microbiology 1st Semester
PAPER-1: MB 101: GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

1. Write short notes on any FIVE of the following: 5 X 5 = 25 marks.

 (a) Write the contributions of Pasteur and Beijerink.
 (b) Explain briefluy the structure and functions of bacterial cellwall.
 (c) Briefly explain the concept of containment facility.
 (d) Write a commonly used method for isolation of pure culture of bacterium.
 (e) Distinguish between continuous and synchronous cultures.
 (f) Distinguish between bacteria and mycoplasmas.
 (g) Give a brief account of slime molds.
 (h) Briefly explain the morphological features protozoa.

UNIT-1
2. (a) Discuss the kingdoms of organisms and phylogenetic tree.
 (15)
 Or
 (b) Explain the importance of Beragy”s Mannual in bacterial taxonomy.

UNIT II
3. (a) Write the special staining techniques for microscopic identification of
 Microorganisms.
 (15)
 Or
(b) Explain the importance of selective, differential and maintenance
 Microbiology.
UNIT III
4. (a) Describe the reproduction and spore formation in bacteria.
 (15)
(b) Explain the biochemical methods for measurement of microbial growth.
UNIT IV
5. (a) Discuss the economic importance of fungi with examples.
 (15)
 Or
 (b) Write on outline classification of algae by Fritsch.

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