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Microbiology and Immunology 2100A Biology of Prokaryotes 2012

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OWL Course Tools      Home Announcements Syllabus (Course outline and information) Schedule (Calendar) Messages .

OWL Course Tools     Lectures Lab information Lab Reports Prelab Talks  Lectures will be in pdf format or Power Point presentations .

Wednesday or Thursday 2:30 to 5:30 pm Medical Sciences Building (MSB) 120 weekly  Laboratories     .Course Schedule  Lectures   Monday and Wednesday 11:30 am – 12:20 pm WSC 55 Tuesday.

Instructors  Dr. Carole Creuzenet Dr. Susan Koval. Course Coordinator Dental Science Building 3013A   Tel: 519-661-3439 Dr. Tom Linn  Instructors are available via OWL messages. or by appointment .

2012 Benjamin Cummings 2 copies in the Taylor Library on 2 h reserve  . J.Sources of Wisdom  Instructors Textbook Brock Biology of Microorganisms.M. Martinko. 13th edition. by M. Clark.A.T.P. Madigan. Stahl and D. D.

Morton Publishing. for use in writing lab reports. M. Leboffe and B. Brief.J. Pierce. are on 2 h reserve in the Taylor library  .E. Lab Manual Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application. 2nd edition. Additional microbiology textbooks. 2012.

  Course readings will be assigned from the textbook by each instructor The readings expand the concepts discussed in the lectures .

7:30 to 9 pm in Labatt Health Sciences Building. room 40 . 2012.Evaluation Component Midterm test Laboratory Final exam  % of Final Mark 25 30 45 Midterm test: Friday October 26.

Format of exams    Midterm test and final exam will consist of multiple choice questions from lectures and assigned readings Course work for the midterm test includes lectures to the end of the ‘Metabolism’ section Final exam will be cumulative. with emphasis on the second half of the course .

Deadlines and Ethical Issues  Described in detail in the Syllabus   Absence from tests and exams Absence from laboratory periods Very important to read! .

and thus will encompass details as well as concepts assumes a fundamental working knowledge of biology and developing concepts of biochemistry   .Course Strategies/Philosophy  MicroImm 2100A is an entry-level course in bacteriology it provides background information for advanced courses.

Our Responsibilities and Expectations   Teach the fundamental concepts of bacteriology via lectures and laboratories Be available for consultation We expect students to  Attend lectures and laboratories  Come prepared  Do the course readings  Work hard instructors are aware that many students in this course have a variety of career goals in mind. not just in a microbiology environment   . Skills acquired in this course can be used in other settings.

Your Responsibilities and Expectations ? .

as is punctuality Reserve the three hour time slot in your schedule .Laboratory Schedule     Laboratories are weekly No laboratory practical the week of September 10th – time will be used to discuss topics related to microbiology labs: biosafety and the writing of laboratory reports Attendance is noted.

Laboratory Session – week of September 10   MSB 120 at 2:30 pm the following topics will be discussed  Laboratory procedures and safety rules  Biosafety  Biohazards  Guidelines for writing laboratory reports Please READ these two files:  Laboratory Guidelines  Guidelines for Writing Laboratory Reports .

. genetics and phylogenetic relationships of the Bacteria and Archaea. physiology.Course Description in the Academic Calendar  This course examines the fundamental aspects of the structure. Examples of medically and environmentally important organisms are presented.

industry and the environment Borrelia burgdorferi Legionella pneumophila .Relevance of microbes to health.

Pathways of Discovery in Microbiology .

Creuzenet and Linn .Dr Susan Koval’s concept map for 2100A Taxonomy: who are we looking at? Metabolism: how do prokaryotes generate energy? The prokaryotic cell: structure and function Environmental effects on growth: Some like it hot. some don’t ! Lectures by Drs.

Metabolites. RNA. Interactions on an Organism Scale) . Proteins.Dr Tom LINN’s concept map for 2100A  BACTERIAL GROWTH Cell Division Bacterial Population Growth Control of Bacterial Growth  GENE EXPRESSION Transcription of Bacterial Genes Basic Mechanisms of Regulating Transcription Genomics Bacterial Empire Strikes Back (Drug Resistance) (Genes.

borne bacterial diseases Bacterial genetics Mechanisms of gene transfer/mutations Shaping evolution Bacterial pathogens and associated diseases Concepts/mechanisms Origin of toxins/virulence features Transfer of virulence traits .Dr Carole CREUZENET’s concept map for 2100A Food.and water.

there are large numbers of microorganisms carrying out protective activities that keep the cycle of nature going". 1997.R.R. There needs to be an understanding that microorganisms are not just pathogens. Colwell (Past President of the American Society for Microbiology)  “Microorganisms are what keeps life going on the planet. American Academy of Microbiology . For every pathogen.  From: The Microbial World: Foundation of the Biosphere.

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