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Biology of Microbes

An introduction to the world of Bacteria, Archaea, microscopic Eukarya and viruses. Emphasizing the role of microbes as causal agents of major human disease (TB, AIDS, malaria); as essential components of the human microbiome; as critical elements in biogeochemical processes; and as tools in agriculture, industry and food production. Lecture, discussion, student presentations and laboratory projects. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement.

Prerequisite: Strong high school Chemistry highly recommended.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: Lab

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 1 Biology of Microbes Olin Hall 482 24 / 1 11/15/2021
Spring 2022 Block 6 Biology of Microbes TBA 24 / 24 11/15/2021
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