BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
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 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 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 lecture exams together with assessments of practical skills and 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)
 
23686
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Note: --LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 12.
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Note:
The optional book, Get Ready for Microbiology, should be included free with new copies of Brock. There is no need to obtain the optional text if you are buying a used copy of the Brock text.
ISBN: 0132324601
Brock biology of microorganisms, Author: Michael T. Madigan ... [et al., Publisher: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings 12th ed. 2009
Required
Get Ready for Microbiology (Valuepack) by Garrett & Penn ? 2009 | ISBN-10: 0321595920 | ISBN-13: 9780321595928 | Paper Bound Book; 240 pages
Optional
ISBN: 9780072992724
Benson's microbiological applications : laboratory manual in general microbiology, short version, Author: Brown, Alfred., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education 2006
Required
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