An introduction to the diverse world of microbes. Topics include the structure, metabolism, identification, and genetics of archaeons, bacteria, and viruses. Special emphasis is placed on interactions between microbes and humans, both in terms of pathogenesis and biotechnology. Laboratory focuses on isolating, identifying, and characterizing bacteria and viruses using a series of classical and molecular techniques.
Successful completion of BIO 111/113 is required. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group A.
Face-to-Face classroom sessions. Audio recordings of sessions will be available for students not on campus and all visual material will be available on Moodle.
The laboratory will have a limit of eight (8) students at any time. 75-minute lab session each week with follow-up independent work to observe cultures, stain and observe slides, run tests, and record data.
Time 0110 - 0400pm