BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Cost:
>100
Lab Fee:
70.00
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174), & 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:

The lectures describe the basic biology of microbial life, with emphasis on bacteria (Domain Bacteria and Domain Archaea) and information on eukaryotic microbes (protists, fungi, and unicellular algae) of 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 metabolism.
  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.

Textbook (required):
Brock Biology of Microorganisms, M.T. Madigan, J.W. Martinko, D.A. Stahl, and D.P. Clark, 13th edition, Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2012.

Laboratory manual (required):
Benson's Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology, short version, A.E. Brown, 12th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Course Requirements:

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.

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

This course in microbiology consists of three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory session each week.

The laboratory sessions are designed to guide the development of 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.

BIOLOGY 207 - Introductory Microbiology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
10976
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30
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9.
002 (LAB)
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10977
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10978
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10979
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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10980
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10981
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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10982
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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10983
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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10984
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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10986
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10987
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
013 (LAB)
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10988
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1
 
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10989
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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10990
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016 (LAB)
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19524
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8
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
017 (LAB)
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19525
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0
 
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Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780073375274
Benson's microbiological applications : laboratory manual in general microbiology, short version, Author: Alfred E. Brown., Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education 12th ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 9780321649638
Brock biology of microorganisms, Author: Michael T. Madigan ... [et al.]., Publisher: Benjamin Cummings 13th ed. 2010
Required
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