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BE107 – 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.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2017 Block 1 Biology of Microbes Mark Wilson Olin Hall 482 24/0 03/22/2018
Fall 2018 Block 3 Biology of Microbes Mark Wilson TBA 24/24 03/22/2018