BIOL 202 Introductory Microbiology/Lab

This course is a study of microbes including bacteria, virus, fungi, helminthes (worms), and protozoans. The role of the microbes as human pathogens and the role of microbes in the environment, including the function of antibiotics produced by bacteria and fungi is covered. The on-going competition between the human immune system, the use of antibiotics, and applying physical, antimicrobial activities and the biochemical mechanisms microbe organisms use to avoid these antimicrobial activities are discussed. Laboratory exercises include techniques used to identify different bacteria, bacterial growth, epidemiology, UV light and antibiotic effects, and viral infections of bacteria.




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