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Mount Saint Mary College    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
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BIO 2080 - Principles of Microbiology


Credits: 4
This course introduces Biology majors to the microbial world and explores the interactions among microbes, their environment and the rest of the living world.   It will begin with a survey of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa that make up the microbial world. The course will focus on bacteria and viruses exploring their structures, physiology and genetics and their roles in disease, biotechnology, bioremediation, agriculture and food microbiology. The laboratory will prepare students to safely handle and generate pure cultures of specimens utilizing sterile techniques. It will also introduce modern molecular and bioinformatics techniques associated with biotechnology and genomics. Students who also complete BIO 2020 will not receive credit for both courses. 
Lecture hours/Lab hours: 2 lecture hours; 4 lab hours
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in the following courses:   or   ,   and a college chemistry course.



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