Oct 03, 2023
BIOL 430 - Microbial Physiology and Metabolism
Microbial function and biology required to fully understand microbial growth relevant to medical and economic importance, including the exploitation of microbial processes for biotechnological advancement.
Prerequisites: BIOL 330, and CHEM 340 or CHEM 441.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 4405.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe metabolic responses by various groups of bacteria to optimal and worst growth conditions;
- Articulate biochemical mediation of bacterial movement;
- Describe bacterial strategies for altering their environments in order to foster and maintain their growth;
- Discuss the pros and cons of bacterial sporulation;
- Provide examples of applied uses of microbiome research;
- Compare and contrast microbial and animal responses to stress and survival;
- Describe anaerobic and aerobic forms of microbial metabolism;
- Communicate the relationships between microbial metabolism and virulence.
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