BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Lab Fee:
70
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. F and W.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course in microbiology consists of two one-and-a-half hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory session each week. The lectures describe the basic biology of microbial life, with emphasis on bacteria in the Domain Bacteria and Domain Archaea, and including eukaryotic microbes (protists and fungi) of the Domain Eukarya.

Lecture material in the course is divided into three approximately equal sections.

  1. The first section examines bacterial and eukaryal cell structure and functions; and bacterial nutrition, cultivation, and growth; molecular biology of bacteria, including regulation of gene expression; genetics and genomics; virology; and genetic engineering.
  2. The second section of the course covers microbial evolution, metabolic and ecological diversity, nutrient cycles, and symbiotic interactions.
  3. The third section of the course describes medically related topics, including bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, epidemiology, viral diseases, and immunology.

The laboratory sessions are designed to develop skill in fundamental aspects of microbiological work, including microscopy, aseptic and pure-culture techniques, experimental manipulation of bacteria, microbial enrichment, and isolation and characterization of bacteria.

Grades for the course are based on three lecture exams together with assessments of practical skills from the laboratory sessions.

The course is required for the Microbiology concentration, and it is appropriate for the Biology and the Cell and Molecular Biology concentrations.

Textbook (required):
Brock Biology of Microorganisms, M.T. Madigan, et al., 11th edition, Prentice-Hall, 2005.

Laboratory manual (required): Benson's Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology (complete version), A.E. Brown, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25511
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33
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: --LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7.
002 (LAB)
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25513
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3
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
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25512
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5
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (LAB)
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25516
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2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (LAB)
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25517
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4
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
006 (LAB)
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25518
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3
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (LAB)
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25519
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2
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (LAB)
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25520
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4
 
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W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
009 (LAB)
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25521
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5
 
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (LAB)
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25522
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2
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
011 (LAB)
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25523
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3
 
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Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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