Aug 09, 2022
BIOL 432 - Microbe-Host Interactions
The intimate relationships between a variety of hosts and their symbionts, including symbiont biology and notably, microbial contributions to human evolution, physiology, health and disease.
Prerequisites: BIOL 320.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 4142.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Use examples to explain how symbioses are now used to design modern medical and agricultural therapeutics.
- Discuss emergent data on the role of microorganisms on the regulation of human physiology;
- Discuss the roles of microorganisms on behavior of self and non-self principles, and further, their roles in animal cognition;
- Describe how the human microbiome can be used to understand principles behind human health and disease;
- Compare and contrast hypotheses and theories of the origin of the eukaryotic cells and assess the impact of these ideas on contemporary views of evolution;
- Discuss how biological novelties arise through symbioses.
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