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Academics
    Three Rivers Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog
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BIO* K235 - Microbiology °


4 CREDIT HOURS
Prerequisites: BIO* K121  and CHE* K111  or CHE* K121  or permission of the instructor, all courses passed with a “C” grade or better. BIO* K122  is recommended.
This course covers a comprehensive study of microorganisms. Topics covered will include the basic characteristics, morphology, physiology, growth, reproduction, and genetics of bacteria, as well as a brief taxonomical survey of the following microbial life forms: Archaea, Eubacteria (Cyanobacteria, Mycoplasms, Rickettsia, Chlamydia), Fungi, Algae, Protozoans, and Viruses. Emphasis will be on species that affect humans. Laboratory activities will include various techniques of staining, culturing, and isolating bacteria. The morphology and metabolic processes of select microbial groups will be studied. Students will learn to apply various modern bio- techniques that are used for controlling the growth of microbes, and to identify unknowns. Three hours of lecture; three hours of lab each week.



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