2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BIOL 416 - Microbial Genetics

Credits: Four
Prerequisite: BIOL 316
Corequisite: BIOL 416L

Though invisible to the naked eye, microbes are all around us and play a vital role in biotechnology, agriculture, human health and in the health of the ecosystem that sustains us. Some microbes are detrimental to human health, while others help us digest food and protect us from harmful microbes. In this course, students will learn about the genetic mechanisms of microbial growth, the role that microbes play in human health and as human pathogens and agents of disease. Laboratory exercises will focus on two major independent research projects.