Bacteriology Courses

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Microbiology 101: General Microbiology
I, II, SS, 3 cr (B-E), Rondon: Survey of microorganisms and their activities; emphasis on structure, function, ecology, nutrition, physiology, genetics. Survey of applied microbiology—medical, agricultural, food and industrial microbiology. Intended to satisfy any curriculum which requires introductory level microbiology. See 102 if laboratory is desired. P: Chem 103 or 108 or 109 or 115. Stdts may not rec cr for both Micro 101 & 303. Stdts with 1 sem organic chem who will continue in biol or phys sci take 303. Open to Fr.
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Microbiology 102: General Microbiology Laboratory
I, II, SS, 2 cr (B-E) Paustian: Covers techniques and procedures used in general microbiology, including cultivation, enumeration, aseptic techniques, physiology and selected applications. P: Micro 101 or con reg (preferred). Stdts may not receive credit for both Micro 102 & 304. Open to Fr.
299
Microbiology 299: Independent Study
I, II, SS1-3 cr (I) P: Open to Fr, So or Jr st & written cons inst.
303
Microbiology 303: Biology of Microorganisms
I, II, SS, 3 cr (B-I) Paustian & Roll (Spring); Kurtz & Rondon (Fall): Basic biology of procaryotic microorganisms, including structure, function, physiology genetics and ecology of bacteria. If a laboratory is desired, concurrent registration in Micro 304 is recommended. P: Prev course in botany, zool, Biocore or gen biol; 1 sem org chem or con reg.No degree cr for both Micro 101 & 303. Required of Micro majors, recommended for biol sci majors.
304
Microbiology 304: Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory
I, II, SS, 2 cr (B-I) Christopherson, Kurtz, Paustian, Roll: Introduction to modern laboratory techniques used to study the distribution and properties of microorganisms. This is the companion lab to Micro 303. Degree credits cannot be earned in both Microbiology 102 and 304. P: Micro 303 or con reg. No degree cr for both Micro 102 & 304. Required of Micro majors & recommended for bio-sci majors.
305
Microbiology 305: Critical Analyses in Microbiology
I, II 1 cr (B-I) Yu: Train students to become scientific problem-solvers, to critically analyze data, and to comprehend the principles of microbiological research via active discussion of a combination of scholarly papers and contemporary, hot topics in our field. P: Declared Microbiology major; Microbio 303 or con reg.
324
Microbiology 324: Food Microbiology Laboratory
I, 2 cr (B-I) Crosslisted with and Taught by Food Sci: Lab exercises dealing with food preservation, spoilage, and food poisoning. Isolation, identification and quantification of specific microbes occurring in foods, and food fermentations by bacteria and yeast. P: Micro 102 or 304; Micro/Food Sci 325 or con reg.
325
Microbiology 325: Food Microbiology
I3 cr (B-I) Kaspar:(Crosslisted with Food Sci) Principles of food preservation, epidemiology of foodborne illness, agents of foodborne illness, food fermentations and biotechnology. P: Micro 101 or 303 or MM&I 301 or cons inst.
330
Microbiology 330: Host-Parasite interactions
II 3 cr (B-I)Kurtz, Rondon:Interrelationships between bacterial and viral parasites and their host cells or tissues. Stresses microbial strategies and mechanisms of colonization, invasion, pathogenesis and resistance to host defenses. P: Micro 101 & 102; or Micro 303 & 304; or equiv.
375
Microbiology 375: Special Topics.
Irr.1-4 cr (I)Subjects of current interest to undergrads. P: Variable prerequisites depending on topic.
399
Microbiology 399: Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education.
I, II, SS1-8 cr (I)Paustian:P: So or Jr or Sr st & cons suprvsg inst, advisor, & intrshp prog coordinator.
425
Microbiology 425: Environmental Microbiology
II, 3 cr (B-I) McMahon: Microbial interactions in soils, water, extreme environments and biofilms. Modern methods for studying microbial ecology. role of microbes in nutrient cycles and biogeochemistry. Use of microbes for mitigating manmade environmental problems of industrial, agricultural, and domestic origin.
450
Microbiology 450: Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution of Microorganisms
I and II; 2 cr (B-I)Currie, Rey, Vetsigian: Fundamental concepts relating to the phylogenetic diversity, ecology and evolution of microbes. Active learning methods applying these concepts will promote a deeper understanding of microbiology. P: Microbiology 303
470
Microbiology 470: Microbial Genetics & Molecular Machines
I, II 3 cr (B-I) Filutowicz, Forest, Wassarman: An undergraduate-level course in modern microbial genetics and molecular processes. Emphasis on the use of eubacterial and eukaryotic microbes to elucidate cellular function. Discussion of experimental approaches to study microbes and their use in biotechnology, bioremediation, and medicine. P: Microbio 303
523
Microbiology 523: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry
II3 cr (P-I)Hickey:(Crosslisted with Soil Sci) Transformations of nutrients and contaminants in soils and groundwater by microorganisms: emphasis on enzymatic mechanisms and metabolic pathways. Approaches for analyzing microbial populations and activities including molecular techniques. Applications of microbial activities for bioremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater. P: Chem 104; Micro 303 or Bot 375 or Biochem 501, or cons inst.
526
Microbiology 526: Physiology of Microorganisms
I and II; 3 cr (B-A) Amador-Noguez, Suen, Thomas: Biochemistry and genetics of microbial processes with an emphasis on learning advanced laboratory techniques. Micro 527 is the accompanying lab. P: Micro 303.
527
Microbiology 527: Physiology of Microorganisms
I3 cr (B-A)Kurtz, Paustian, Roll:Biochemistry and genetics of microbial processes with an emphasis on learning advanced laboratory techniques. This is the companion laboratory to Micro 526. Required for microbiology majors. Prereq> Micro 304 and declared Microbiology major.
528
Microbiology 528: Immunology
I3 cr (I)Splitter:(Crosslisted with Ahabs, MM&I) Development and functions of immune response in animals; a comprehensive study of experimental humoral and cellular immunity. P: Two sem chem and one sem zoology or gen biology.
545
Microbiology 545: Topics in Biotechnology
II1 cr (I)Johnson:(Crosslisted with Oncology) Seminars on current topics in agricultural, medical, and industrial biotechnology such as: microbiological production of food, drink, biopharmaceuticals; production methods, genetic engineering (vectors, recombination cloning), continuous fermentation; bioconversion processes and production of chemicals from biomass; plant biotechnology; transgenic animals.
551
Microbiology 551: Physiological Diversity of Procaryotes Laboratory
II2 cr (b-B-A)Christopherson, Kurtz, Roll, Paustian:P: Micro 304, 527. Priority to microbiology seniors. Required of Micro majors.
607
Microbiology 607: Advanced Microbial Genetics
II, 3 cr (B) Wang: Molecular genetic methods and related aspects of prokaryotic and lower eukaryotic biology, as well as critical analysis of the scientific literature. Approximately two-thirds of the course will focus on prokaryotes and one-third on lower eukaryotic microbes. Prereq> Genetics 466 or equiv, Biochem 501 or equiv, & Grad st or cons inst
612
Microbiology 612: Prokaryotic Molecular Biology
I, 3 cr (B-D) Forest,Gourse:Molecular basis of bacterial physiology and genetics with emphasis on molecular mechanisms; topics include nucleic acid-protein interactions, transcription, translation, replication, recombination, regulation of gene expression. P: Micro 470 or equiv & Biochem 501 or equiv, or cons inst.
622
Microbiology 622: Plant-Bacterial Interactions
Even yrs.; I2-3 cr (B-A)Barak-Cunningham:(Crosslisted with Pl Path) Physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of bacterial pathogens, epiphytes, and symbionts of plants. P: A course in advanced bacteriology; Genetics 466 or equiv; Biochem 501 or equiv; or cons inst.
625
Microbiology 625: Advanced Microbial Physiology
II3 crThomas: . Course topics will focus on microbial physiology with an emphasis on metabolic processes. P: Biochem 501 or 601 or con reg and cons instr.
632
Microbiology 632: Industrial Microbiology/Biotechnology
Odd yrs.; II 2 cr (B-I) E. Johnson / M. Filutowicz :Application of modern techniques of genetics and physiology to the large-scale production of microbial products; industrial strain improvement; scale-up of microbial processes; survey of industrial processes using microorganisms. P: Micro 303 or graduate student
640
Microbiology 640: General Virology-Multiplication of Viruses
I3 cr (B-D)Alhquist, Kalejta: (Crosslisted with Oncology, Pl Path) Bacterial and animal viruses, their structure, multiplication, and genetics. P: Intro crses in micro, biochem & genetics.
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Microbiology 655: Biology and Genetics of Filamentous Fungi
I; 3 cr (A)Keller: (Crosslisted with Pl Path, Botany, Genetics, MM&I) Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions. P: Cons inst; Pl Path 300 & 332 recommended; Genetics 466 or equiv; general microbiol crse."""
668
Microbiology 668: Microbiology at Atomic Resolution
II3 cr (B-D)Forest:(Crosslisted with Bmolchem) Three-dimensional protein structures form the basis for discussions of high resolution microbiology; how particular problems are solved with given protein architectures and chemistries and how themes of protein structure are modified and recycled. P: Biochem (e.g. Biochem 501), molecular biol (e.g. Micro 526 or 612) required, one semester of physical chem preferred.
699
Microbiology 699: Special Problems
I, II, SS1-4 cr (A)P: Sr or Grad st & cons inst.
710
Microbiology 710: Microbial Symbiosis
Odd yrs; II 3 cr Goodrich-Blair: This course will cover the themes and diversity of plant and animal associations with microbes with an emphasis on beneficial relationships. Examples will be drawn from recent literature. P: Grad st.
726
Microbiology 726: Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
Even yrs; II  3 crWassarman:An intensive examination of a limited number of systems to illustrate the range of molecular mechanism utilized to control gene expression in bacteria. P: Micro/Genetics/Biochem 612 or cons inst.
731
Microbiology 731: Seminar
I, II1 crReviews of microbiological subjects, and reports on research work. P: Grad st.
740
Microbiology 740: Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
I3 crDillard:(Crosslisted with MM&I, PathBio Sci) Lecture-discussion. Host-pathogen relationships in microbial diseases. Entry level course for infectious diseases sequence (see Med Micro 760, 790). P: cons inst, MM&I 301 or equiv & a course in immunology.
790
Microbiology 790: Immunology of Infectious Disease
Odd yrs; II3 crMansfield: (Crosslisted with PathBio Sci, MM&I) Immunobiology and immunogenetics of resistance to infectious disease agents of man and animals; immunoregulatory mechanisms associated with evasion of host immunity. P: MM&I 720 or equiv, MM&I 740 or equiv, & cons inst.
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Microbiology 811: Advanced Problems in Microbiology
II1 crRequired course for first-year Ph.D. graduate students in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP); combines faculty lectures, review of primary literature, student presentations, and small group discussions to explore the diversity of scientific topics comprising the field of contemporary microbiology. P: 1st yr st in Microbiol Doctoral Training Progm.
875
Microbiology 875: Special Topics
I, II 1-4 cr Of current interest to graduates. P: Variable prerequisites depending on topic.
901
Microbiology 901: Advanced Seminar
II, 1 cr, Brian Fox; Recent advances in specialized areas of microbiology. P: Grad st & cons inst.
914
Microbiology 914: Seminar—Molecular Biosciences (Advanced)
I, II1 crKeck:(Crosslisted with Biochem, MM&I, Bmolchem) During the fall semester, molecular biosciences trainees who have not achieved dissertator status will present seminars based primarily on literature related to their projects. During the spring semester, molecular biosciences trainees with dissertator status will present seminars based upon their own research. P: cons inst.
932
Microbiology 932: Biotechnology Training Program Seminar
I, II, 1 cr, Forest, Fox:(Crosslisted with Biochem, CBE) Biotechnology Training Program trainees will present their research for critical review by audience. P: Grad st. Required of Biotechnology Training Program trainees.
990
Microbiology 990: Research
I, II1-9 cr Full lab and literature review of a problem in microbiology. Leads to preparation of thesis and publication. P: Grad st & cons inst.
999
Microbiology 999: Special Problems
I, II1-6 cr P: Grad st & cons inst.