MICR 290 General Microbiology

Representative examples of bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, and multi-cellular parasites are studied, with special concentration given to micro-organisms that are significant to human health. Aspects of classification, metabolism, genetics, control mechanisms, chemotherapy, and antibiotic/resistance are considered. Topics covered include principles of infectious disease transmission, immunology, biotechnology, bioterrorism, and environmental remediation. Laboratory activities include aseptic techniques, staining, identification, and antibiotic sensitivity assays.




ANAT 260, PHYS 261, and CHEM 210 or CHEM 280, or the equivalent