Microbes are all around us and play significant role in our lives. This course will provide a strong foundation in the fundamental principles of microbiology. A particular emphasis will be placed on the molecular genetics of bacteria. The exchange of genetic material between bacterial species, the genetics of bacterial cell division, and the mechanisms of bacterial antibiotic resistance will be examined. The molecular mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of several bacteria will also be explored. Throughout the semester, the methodology used in modern microbiology labs will be integrated into the course material.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning: Students will be asked to interpret scientific data and decide what conclusions can be drawn as a result of specific experiments.
Interpretation: Students will be asked to interpret scientific data and decide what conclusions can be drawn as a result of specific experiments.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
MOLECULAR GENETICS OF BACTERIA. 3rd edition, Snyder and Champness, ASM press, 2007 ISBN 1555813992
BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS: A MOLECULAR APPROACH, 2nd edition, Salyers and Whitt, ASM press, 2000 ISBN 9781555811716
|Examination and Assignments: |
Homework Assignments and 3 exams
|Instructor(s): Murolo,Michelle Aaron Times: .M.W.F. 11:00AM-11:50AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: UNL||SR major: UNL||JR major: UNL|| || |
|Seats Available: UNL||GRAD: UNL||SR non-major: UNL||JR non-major: UNL||SO: UNL||FR: UNL|