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BIOL 301 - Microbiology


4 Credits
A general introduction to the multidisciplinary field of microbiology. The course covers prokaryotic structure and diversity, microbial nutrition and control, a variety of techniques, virus diversity and reproductive strategies, fungal and protist parasites, anti-microbial medicines, basic immune system function and vaccines, epidemiology, food microbiology and microbial ecology. Several selected viruses, fungi, protozoa and bacteria will be used as focus organisms. The laboratory introduces microscopy, staining, isolation and growth of selected bacteria, antibiotic sensitivity testing, mold identification, immunological testing for HIV, sterile techniques and observation of example organisms. Students develop and perform independent microbiology research project(s) as a key part of the course. Laboratory fee: $75. (LAS)
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 110 - General Biology  or BIOL 114 - Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology  



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