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BIOL 4140 Microbiology (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course provides a foundation in molecular cell biology for biology majors, focusing on bacteria, viruses, immunology and host/microbe relationships. Bacterial structure and function are addressed in terms of physiology, genetics and biochemistry. Gene expression, replication and transmission are examined in a variety of eukaryotic viruses. A review of the innate and adaptive phases of the immune response is presented with an emphasis on pathogen recognition, cellular communication and lymphocyte development. The course concludes with selected topics on pathogenesis, epidemiology, and microbial ecology.

Instructor(s): Kathleen Dunn

Prerequisites: BIOL2000. BIOL2040 is recommended and can be taken concurrently.

Corequisites: None

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Last Updated: 29-Oct-18