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BIO311 Microbiology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This is a course intended for the Biology Major, and covers principles of microbiology, and the impact these organisms have on humans and the environment. Topics include the history of microbiology, a survey of the different types of microorganisms, prokaryotic cell structure and function, microbial nutrition and growth, control of microorganisms and microbial metabolism, physiology, genetics, interaction of microorganisms with other forms of life, role of microorganisms in disease, immunity, and other selected applied areas.

Prerequisite: BIO201 General Biology I