Genetics and metabolism of bacteria, focusing on microorganisms that affect human health and the environment. Discussion areas include biochemistry, molecular genetics, immunology, biotechnology, infectious diseases, and environmental microbiology. Laboratory exercises deal with bacterial growth and control, diagnostic identification, bacterial genetics, and the roles of bacteria in humans and the world. Three-hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: BMS 201 (C- or better) or permission of the department chair and CHEM 161 and CHEM 162.
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