BIO 452 — Microbiology

(Same as EVS 452)

Semester hours: 3 (3R)   Offered: II    Instructor: Franke

Microbiology is designed to provide an overview of the structure, metabolism, physiology, ecology, and interactions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms. Among the organisms and acellular entities to be considered are bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, helminths, and viruses. Most of these organisms are too small to be seen with the human eye and so are studied through a combination of microscopic, growth, and molecular techniques. While some microorganisms are pathogenic and cause important diseases of humans, animals, and plants, most are not. Rather, many microbes play a positive role in the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and other nutrients within the global ecosystem and have beneficial effects on the other living organisms with which they are associated.

Prerequisites: Two of the following: BIO 317, BIO 362, CHM 371, and CHM 381, or IC

Satisfies: Molecular/Cellular Biology requirement