This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.
This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of Genetics and Biological Sciences majors.
4 (includes laboratory)
General Biology 01:119:115-116-117 and General Chemistry 01:160:161-162-171 (or higher) and Organic Chemistry 01:160:305, 307 OR 315.
Note: Credit not given for both this course and 11:680:390.
This is an upper level course that focuses on the basic principles of microbiology. The course provides an introduction to the physiology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of microorganisms, as well as their use in medicine and biotechnology.
* History and Overview of Microbiology
* Cell Structure and function
* Microbial Growth
* Nutrition, culture, and metabolism
* Gene expression
* Bacterial genetics
* Microbial evolution and systematics
* Bacteria and Archaea
* Nutrient cycles
* Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
* Waste treatment
* Anaerobic respiration and Nitrogen fixation
* Antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents
* Normal Flora, Virulence, Toxins
* Microbial Diseases
A Sakai course website will be available at the beginning of the semester
Course Satisfies Learning Goals
Microorganisms are an essential component of the human environment and are significant not only for the disease they cause, but also for their ecological, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and industrial benefits. This course will introduce students to the physiology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of groups of microorganisms and their applications. The lab component of the course will introduce microscopy and staining techniques, the growth cycle and generation of a standard curve, physiological characteristics of microorganisms, and bacterial transformation.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
Lecture (2-3 exams): ( 65% )
In-Class Participation: (10%)
Laboratory: (25%) (Derived from Attendance, Quizzes, Lab Practical, Lab reports, Notebook, Homework, and Participation)
Brock Biology Of Microorganisms, 14th edition. Madigan, Martinko, Bender, Buckley and Stahl, 2015. ISBN 978-0-321-89739-8
Microbiology: A Lab Manual, 11th Edition, Cappuccino & Welsh, 2017, Pearson. ISBN-9780134298597 for the online format or ISBN-9780134298672 for the unbound format
QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BY OUGI/DLS ADVISING: https://biology.rutgers.edu/advising