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Microbial Pathogenesis MBB 728 (3)

The molecular strategies that bacterial and viral pathogens use to colonize the human body and cause disease will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on specific microbes and their virulence factors, secretion systems, toxins and surface adhesins. Strategies for combating microbial infections - antibiotics, antiviral agents and vaccines - will be discussed in detail. Students with credit for MBB 420, MBB 428, MBB 829, or BISC 820 under the same title of this course may not take this course for further credit.