bio3308syllabus07 - Biology 3308: Microbiology Spring 2007...

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Biology 3308: Microbiology Spring 2007 Lecture Syllabus Lecture Instructor: Dr. Melany Fisk Office: Rankin North (Annex) 321 Phone: 262-6910 Email: fiskmc@appstate.edu Course web address: www.appstate.edu/~fiskmc/bact07.htm Office hours: MWF 9:00 – 11:00 or by appointment This course is an introduction to the biology of microorganisms, including phylogeny and diversity, growth, metabolism, and genetics. In the lecture component of the course, students will learn about microbial: metabolic diversity responsiveness to the environment influence on the environment interactions with humans There will be 3 exams plus a comprehensive final exam for the lecture component. There will also be discussion questions in lectures and short written assignments. Textbook Brock Biology of Microorganisms by Madigan, Martinko, and Parker is the rental textbook for lecture component of the course. Microbial Life by Perry, Staley, and Lory is on reserve at Belk Library. Readings in the textbooks are supplemental to lecture materials. Exams will cover only material presented in lectures; the textbooks therefore are intended for reference, clarification, and for review. Web Course information, lecture outlines, review material, and lab handouts will be posted on the following webpage: www.appstate.edu/~fiskmc/bact07.htm Grading Lecture Exams: (100 points each *3) 300 Final Exam 100 Written Assignments (15 points each * 6) 90 _________ Lecture total 490 points Total points in lecture will be added to total points in lab (280) for a course total of 770. Final grades will be calculated as a percentage of 770, as follows: A+ 100% A 92 - 99% A- 90 - 91% B+ 88 - 89% B 82 - 87% B- 80 - 81% C+ 78 - 79% C 72 - 77% C- 70 - 71% D+ 68 - 69% D 62 - 67% D- 60 - 61% F < 60%
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Lecture Schedule (subject to change) Bio 3308, Spring 2007 Date Subject Reading (chapter.section) Brock Microbial Life Jan 9 Introduction to the microbial world 1.1-1.6;4.4 1 Jan 11 Historical perspectives and current trends 2.1-2.6; 11.1-11.6; 11.8;15.1 2 Jan 16 Cell structure and function 4.5 – 4.16 4, 5 p 103-104 Jan 18 Cell structure and function 4.5 – 4.16 4, 5 p 103-104 Jan 23 Biosynthesis and cell assembly 5.15 10,11 Jan 25 Population growth 6.1 – 6.12 6 Jan 30 Exam 1 Feb 1 Energetics, metabolic diversity, and the chemistry of our environment 2.4; 5.4 – 5.14 8; 5 pp 103-105 Feb 6 Respiration 5.11, 5.12; 17.8 – 17.12 8 Feb 8 Fermentation 5.10; 17.19 – 17.21 8 Feb 13 Lithotrophy 17.8 – 17.12 8 Feb 15 Phototrophy 17.1 – 17.6 9 Feb 20 Carbon cycling and some practical applications
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