Jun 16, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4310 - Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of “microscopic organisms,” including members of all the kingdoms of life. The course has two objectives: 1) Provide an overview of the diversity, genetics, and physiology of microorganisms. 2) Review current topics of investigation in Microbiology in detail. Microbes will be studied from a cellular and molecular perspective. This includes structure, nutrition, growth, control, classification, and genetics. This course will provide biology students the necessary background in bacterial genetics, pathogenic microbiology, prokaryotic physiology, eukaryotic microbiology, molecular biology, and microbial ecology. This course can be used to fulfill the Culminating Experience in Biology.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Biology 2120 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: BIOL 6310. Students may not obtain credit for both this course and BIOL 6310.

Credit Hours: 4

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