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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 430 - Microbial Physiology and Metabolism

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 340 or CHEM 441.
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:
  1. Describe metabolic responses by various groups of bacteria to optimal and worst growth conditions;
  2. Articulate biochemical mediation of bacterial movement;
  3. Describe bacterial strategies for altering their environments in order to foster and maintain their growth;
  4. Discuss the pros and cons of bacterial sporulation;
  5. Provide examples of applied uses of microbiome research;
  6. Compare and contrast microbial and animal responses to stress and survival;
  7. Describe anaerobic and aerobic forms of microbial metabolism;
  8. Communicate the relationships between microbial metabolism and virulence.

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