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BIOL 43800 General Microbiology

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

Pre-requisite: BIOL 23100 or 27000 and BIOL 24100 or 28000. Concurrent pre-requisites: CHM 25600 or CHM 26605 or CHM 33300 or BCHM 30700.

Description:

Basic concepts specific to microbial structure/function, nutrition, regulation and growth constitute the first section of the course. The next section involves discussions of microbial diversity centering on mechanisms for generating energy and synthesizing essential cell components. The importance of these mechanisms to environmental cycling of key elements is included. The last section deals with the interaction of bacteria with their environments and includes the role of plasmids and viruses, interactions with plants and pathogenicity.

Instructor(s):
LASZLO CSONKA
BRUCE APPLEGATE

E-mail:
applegate@purdue.edu; lcsonka@purdue.edu;

Textbook(s):

Notes:

Evening Exams Required



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