Jun 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

BIO 3045 - Microbiology

Credits: 4
Formerly: BIO 3303
This course is an exploration of the microbial world intended for Biology and related majors, with an emphasis on prokaryotic microbes. Microbial structure, genetics, evolution, and biochemical diversity will be covered with the goal of understanding how microorganisms survive in a wide range of environments, how they are related, and how they interact with other organisms. The centrality of microbial life to the health of the planet as well as in human health and disease will be considered. The laboratory component will focus on the development of aseptic technique, isolation and cultivation of microorganisms, and microscopy. Students will use a combination of classical and modern molecular approaches to identify and characterize bacteria isolated from animal and environmental sources.
Prerequisite(s): BIO1027 or BIO1025, BIO 1028, BIO 2010, BIO2018 or consent of the instructor.
Corequisite(s): BIO 3045L
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Note: This course satisfies prerequisite requirements for health professional graduate programs (i.e. dental, physician assistant, nursing, veterinary).