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BIOL 43900 Laboratory in General Microbiology

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 2.0


Concurrent pre-requisite: BIOL 43800


Students will learn how to safely manipulate microorganisms without contamination, how to grow bacteria from laboratory or environmental samples and measure their growth, and how to differentiate species based on the physiological properties of their cells.  They will also learn how to design experiments and interpret experimental results.  Experiments investigate topics including media and plating techniques, bacterial growth measurements, microbial diagnostics, enzyme kinetics and cell physiology.  The course concludes with a short (5 lab periods) independent design project, which students plan and carry out based on literature research. 





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