BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
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 three one-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, including eukaryotic microbes (protists and fungi) of the Domain Eukarya.

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

  1. The first section examines the historical origins of microbiology as a science, bacterial and eukaryal cell structure and functions, and bacterial nutrition, cultivation, and growth.
  2. The second section addresses molecular biology of bacteria, including regulation of gene expression, genetics and genomics, virology, and genetic engineering.
  3. The third section of the course covers microbial evolution, metabolic and ecological diversity, nutrient cycles, and symbiotic interactions.
  4. The final 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 four lecture exams together with assessments of practical skills and weekly laboratory reports 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, J.W. Martinko, P.V. Dunlap, and D.P. Clark, 12th edition, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2009.

Laboratory manual (required): Benson's Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, short version, A.E. Brown, 11th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009.

BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11225
Open
28
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: --LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8.
002 (LAB)
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11226
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0
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (LAB)
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11227
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1
 
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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11228
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0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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11229
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0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (LAB)
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11230
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3
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (LAB)
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11231
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2
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
008 (LAB)
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11232
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2
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
009 (LAB)
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11233
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4
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
010 (LAB)
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11234
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4
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
011 (LAB)
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11235
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8
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
012 (LAB)
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11236
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1
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (LAB)
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11237
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2
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
014 (LAB)
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11238
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0
 
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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11239
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
016 (LAB)
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22730
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
017 (LAB)
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22731
Open
2
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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