Ch01 - 1/7/2011 General Microbiology Introduction/History...

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1/7/2011 1 General Microbiology Introduction/History Course Site: www fiu edu/~makemson/MCB3020 •Course Site: www.fiu.edu/~makemson/MCB3020 •What’s There: –Schedule and Course Policies –Lecture Notes –An Old Exam –Course Strategy Course Strategy –Links to Microbiology Sites –Link to Laboratory –How to STUDY Effectively Grading and Course Policies 4 EXAMS - 100 points each + 200 Point Comprehensive Final Exam The course has 600 Possible Points Grading Curve: Scores less than 50%) = are not calculated to the Average. Final Grading Curve uses only total scores above 50% . Each students total score is then applied to the grading curve. Exams: Written, Diagrams, Microbial Problems to Solve, Graphs to Plot and Interpret. The Website: www.fiu.edu/~makemson/MCB3020
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1/7/2011 2 The Text FIU Bookstore has the highest possible retail price, a price above the suggested retail price, a price above the suggested retail price. Get the text as an E-book at $2/chapter from www.wwnorton.com . Load it to your hard drive or a Flash Drive and take it everywhere you go ---o --- on take it everywhere you go or on your laptop. Hard and Paperback copy deals can be found on amazon.co.uk and ebay. Chapter One Overview What is a microbe? How microbes have shaped human How microbes have shaped human history The development of medical microbiology The development of microbial ecology The microbial family tree in all its The microbial family tree in all its splendor The advent of cell biology and the brilliant DNA revolution
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1/7/2011 3 What Is a Microbe? • A microbe is a living organism that requires a microscope to be seen. - Microbial cells range in size from millimeters (mm) to 0.2 micrometer ( μ m). - Viruses may be 10 times smaller. • Some microbes consist of a single cel Some microbes consist of a single cell. • Each microbe contains in its genome the capacity to reproduce its own kind. The Microbes What is a microbe? macrobe? •What is a microbe? macrobe? •The major organism groups: –Bacteria –Archaea –Fungi –Algae –Protozoa –Viruses
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1/7/2011 4 Lactobacillus salivarius A common skin bacterium, a rod. False colored SEM Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Microbial Diversty Filamentours Cynaobacterium Escherichia coli on Guard Cells Stentor a ciliate Halophilic Archaea Mushroom Papilloma virus model
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5 Bacterial Diversity is Tremendous Just Consider LIGHT !! Yellowstone Hot Springs – Microbial Mats
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Ch01 - 1/7/2011 General Microbiology Introduction/History...

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