Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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BIOL 631 - Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry

Units: 3
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 331.
Credit Restrictions: Not open to those with credit for BIOL 4405 or BIOL 430.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 6405.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe metabolism in chemoheterotrophic and chemolithotrophic bacteria.
  2. Articulate the mechanisms of chemotaxis and factors that influenced bacterial motility.
  3. Discuss the central role of pyruvate in microbial metabolism.
  4. Articulate sporulation and understand how this process represents a major metabolic decision.
  5. Discuss influences of microbiota and microbiomes on hosts.
  6. Describe protective mechanisms associated with environmental stresses, such as pH extremes, immune responses, and starvation.
  7. Provide examples of novel applications of microbial processes.
  8. Understand the relationships between microbial metabolism, stress, survival, and virulence.
  9. Discuss metabolic energetics including energy flow through metabolic reactions and energy requirements for bacteria.
  10. Describe components and elements of a successful grant proposal. 11. Master review of a scientific manuscript and proposal. 12. Draft a scientific proposal.

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