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Phage particles assembling inside of a bacterium

Course Description

Full course for one semester. The biology of microorganisms, including structure and function of the prokaryotic cell, metabolism, genetics interactions with host organisms, and cell-to-cell communication. Course will emphasize current areas of active research using the primary literature to illustrate key concepts discussed in lecture. Laboratory exercises emphasize interactions of bacteria with their environment and with host organisms, using classical and molecular genetic techniques to address biological problems. An advanced independent research project is required. Prerequisites: Biology 101/102, Chemistry 101/102. Lecture-laboratory.

Course Instructor

The course is taught by Jay Mellies.
  • Jay's Office: B122; ext. 7964
  • Jay's Office Hours: M W 1 to 2 or by appointment
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