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BIOLOGY

BIO-440
Microbiology with Laboratory (4)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Introductory survey of the protists (with emphasis on bacteria): their morphology, physiology, metabolism, growth, and destruction, and their role in human welfare as agents of disease and environmental change. Laboratory techniques of staining, cultivation, isolation, and identification of microbes, with emphasis on bacteria. Experiments on physiology, metabolism, and physical-chemical effects on growth and death of microbes. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: BIO-300 and CHEM-310.