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Fall 09 TTh syllabus - BIOL 205 General Microbiology- BIOL...

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BIOL 205 General Microbiology- BIOL 205 Fall 2009 Dr. Laura W. Murphy Office: S5-101G Phone: 619-388-7539 E-mail: lmurphy@sdccd.edu Dr. Tobey Tam Email: ttam@sdccd.edu Location/ Times- Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 am – 12:20 pm, Room S5-109 Office Hours- Dr. Murphy: M/W 10-11, T/Th 12:30-2 Dr. Tam: To be announced Required Materials- 1. Microbiology An Introduction (9 th -10 th Editions are fine) by Tortora; 2. Lab supplies (You will be required to obtain the following by the second week of class: 1.microscope slides , 2. lens paper and bibulous paper, 3. a wire loop 4. a wire needle, and 5. gloves) Supplementary Materials- Study Guide for Microbiology, by Tortora; Microbiology Perspectives: A photographic survey of the microbial world , by Wistreich; Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, by Holt et al. Prerequisites- Basic Life Science (BIOL 107) and Chemistry (CHEM 100 and CHEM 100L) Website- Dr. Murphy has a supplementary website, where all PowerPoint lectures, handouts, assignments, study guides, and lab manual exercises will be posted: http://faculty.sdmiramar.edu/faculty/sdccd/lmurphy/index.html Overview and Outcomes of General Microbiology: This course will expose you to the world of microbes, including that of bacteria, Archaea , eukaryotic microbes, and viruses. We will examine the diverse habitats in which microbes reside and will investigate the metabolic differences that allow microbes to thrive in a wide range of environments, as well as cause disease. In the laboratory, you will get hands-on experience in culturing, characterizing and identifying microbes, and will utilize many of the same assays being used currently in local biotech, university, and medical labs. Both the lab and lecture will focus on the interface between humans and microbes, highlighting the role 1
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BIOL 205 microbes play in human disease, the immune response, pollution and bioremediation, industry and food production, genetic engineering, and biotechnology. By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1. Compare and contrast the defining characteristics of different microbial organisms and determine how these characteristics might influence how some microbes are pathogenic and how some are beneficial. 2. Apply the basic genetic and biochemical properties of microbes to the development of technologies that are currently used in the medical, scientific, and biotechnology sectors. 3. Discuss the beneficial relationship between microbes and humans, industry, and the environment. 4. Explain the dynamics of commensal, opportunistic, and pathogenic relationships between microbes and humans. 5. Retrieve, evaluate, and use current microbiology information in order to present to your peers a cohesive discussion of specific microbial genera. 6.
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