(Previously offered as 321.4; previously entitled Fundamentals of Microbiology prior to Fall 2003.)
A course in the biology of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria. The course covers microbial structure, function, physiology and growth. The fundamental biological properties will be related to the role of microorganisms in nature and the means by which they are manipulated in the laboratory.
Lectures: 4 hrs/wk. Letter-graded. Students cannot earn credit for this course if they have previously earned credit for MCRM 1410.