Summer 2023 - BISC 303 D100
Class Number: 1613
Delivery Method: In Person
The biology of micro-organisms and their significance in the understanding of cellular processes. Students are required to come into the lab on average of two hours per week in addition to the four hour scheduled lab each week for project work.
Students will be introduced to the unique biology of microorganisms as well as their importance in the environment and in medicine. Lecture topics complement the lab exercises (see below) and will include: Diversity- Structure, function, and taxonomy; Metabolism - growth and metabolic diversity; bacterial genetics, viruses, symbiosis, pathogenesis, microbial control and industrial/ environmental applications.
Laboratory Component: The laboratory exercises familiarize students with basic techniques in microbiology. Labs will commence during the first week of classes.
- • Lab Assignments 50%
- • Midterm Exam 15%
- • Final Exam 35%
Prescott’s Microbiology 12th Edition (2023) by Willey, Sherwood and Wolverton, McGraw Hill Higher Education ISBN 9781264088393
Connect (w/ Smartbook ebook) and the hard copy print edition are both acceptable.
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