Jan 27, 2022
BIOL 631 - Microbial Physiology and Biochemistry
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:
- Describe metabolism in chemoheterotrophic and chemolithotrophic bacteria.
- Articulate the mechanisms of chemotaxis and factors that influenced bacterial motility.
- Discuss the central role of pyruvate in microbial metabolism.
- Articulate sporulation and understand how this process represents a major metabolic decision.
- Discuss influences of microbiota and microbiomes on hosts.
- Describe protective mechanisms associated with environmental stresses, such as pH extremes, immune responses, and starvation.
- Provide examples of novel applications of microbial processes.
- Understand the relationships between microbial metabolism, stress, survival, and virulence.
- Discuss metabolic energetics including energy flow through metabolic reactions and energy requirements for bacteria.
- 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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