Use of Microorganisms in the Context of Agricultural Sustainability

Credits: 4

Program: Diversity of microorganisms, their functions and applications in agricultural systems. Isolation and identification of fungi and bacteria. Evolution and development of microbial communities. Influence of the environment on microbial activity. Biotic and abiotic factors important for microbial activity. Applications of molecular biology in the ecology of microorganisms. Microbiological processes of agricultural importance. Conceptualization of rhizosphere and interactions. Biodegradation of inorganic and organic compounds, pesticides, compounds with heavy metals and xenobiotics. Recovery of degraded environments or areas. Microorganisms and biogeochemical cycles.