Mic 101 Lecture 1

Mic 101 Lecture 1 - Mic 101 Lecture 1 Overview of the...

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Mic 101 Lecture 1. Overview of the course material. A. The goals of bacteriologists and bacteria – the breadth of bacterial studies.
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1. Make two cells from one as rapidly as possible in that environment . 2. Survive when the environment changes (fight or flight responses). A. One survival tactic is to change the cellular protein complement and continue growth under the new conditions. This is a common adaptive response that involves differential gene expression (fight). B. Another survival tactic is to leave the environment (flight). i. Leave in a temporal sense – become quiescent; the best example is a bacterial spore. ii. Leave in a spatial sense – active motility; the distances are short. The goals of a bacteriologist are to predict and manipulate the behavior of bacteria, either to make products of value, to deplete toxic chemicals in the environment, or to kill them. Recognizing that bacteria have goals provides insight into mechanisms of manipulating them. Two primary goals of bacteria
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course MIC MIC 101 taught by Professor Ericmaan during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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