BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Cost:
>100
Lab Fee:
70.00
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 OR 163 OR [171 & 172 & 173] OR [BIOLOGY 195 & 173] AND CHEM 210.
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, fungi, and unicellular algae) 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 function, and bacterial nutrition, cultivation, and carbon and energy metabolsim.
  2. The second section addresses molecular biology of bacteria, including DNA replication, transcription and translation, regulation of gene expression, genomics, and bacterial viruses.
  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 host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, immunology, and bacterial, viral, protozoan, and fungal pathogenesis.

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 exams from lecture material 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)
 
35675
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Note: --LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY 11.
002 (LAB)
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35679
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M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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35685
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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35687
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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35691
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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35693
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W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 9780073522548
Benson's Microbiological Applications General Microbiology, Short Version., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering 11th ed., 2008
Required
ISBN: 0132324601
Brock biology of microorganisms, Author: Michael T. Madigan ... [et al.]., Publisher: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings 12th ed. 2009
Required
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