A survey of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria. Topics include: microbial cell biology, growth, metabolism, and genetics; control of microbial growth; host-microbe interactions; and environmental microbiology. Two 75-minute laboratory periods per week.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 211 and Junior and Senior standing. This course fulfills either the Molecular/Cellular or Organismal requirement.