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MICROBIOLOGY

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MICROM 101 Microbes and Society (5) NW
Intended for liberal arts majors and students not majoring in the biological sciences. Focuses on activities of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, and their influence on humans. Microbe-related topics include disease, bioterrorism, food, biotechnology, and ecology. Examines the nature of scientific inquiry, along with major biological concepts.
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MICROM 301 General Microbiology (3) NW Anderson, Mougous
Acquaints students with microorganisms and their activities. Topics include microbial cell structure and function, metabolism, microbial genetics, and the role of microorganisms in disease, immunity, and other selected applied areas. Prerequisite: either CHEM 120, CHEM 140, CHEM 142, or CHEM 145; recommended: biology; organic chemistry. Offered: ASpS.
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MICROM 302 General Microbiology Laboratory (2) NW Anderson, Beins, Chandler
Laboratory course primarily for students taking MICROM 301. Covers a variety of microbiological techniques, with experiments designed to illustrate major concepts of bacteriology, virology, and immunology. No auditors. Recommended: MICROM 301 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: ASpS.
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MICROM 402 Fundamentals of General Microbiology Laboratory (3) NW Gray
Isolation of a broad range of nonpathogenic bacteria from natural sources, using selective and enrichment techniques, with microscopic, biochemical, and molecular identification. Related exercises include genetics, physiology, quantitation, and growth energetics. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: MICROM 410 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: ASp.
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MICROM 410 Fundamentals of General Microbiology I (3) NW Parsek, Traxler
Survey of the microbial world, metabolism, biosynthesis, regulation, growth, structure, and function. Required for students majoring in microbiology; recommended for students majoring in biology. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.3 in BIOL 200; either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335. Offered: A.
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MICROM 411 Bacterial Genetics (5) NW Gray, Merrikh, Traxler
Molecular genetics: description of fundamental genetic processes such as mutation, repair, genetic exchange, recombination, and gene expression. Use of genetic strategies to analyze complex biological processes. Focuses on prokaryotic organisms. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335. Offered: W.
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MICROM 412 Prokaryotic Diversity (3) NW Greenberg, Leigh
Structure, biochemical properties, and genetics of the major groups of prokaryotes. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335; MICROM 410. Offered: Sp.
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MICROM 413 Special Topics in Microbiology (1, max. 3)
Examines current subjects in microbiology. Credit/no-credit only.
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MICROM 431 Prokaryotic Recombinant DNA Techniques (3) NW Chandler
Laboratory course emphasizing concepts and techniques/methodologies in recombinant DNA research employing bacteria and their viruses. Topics and experiments/demonstrations include genomic and plasmid DNA isolation, restriction mapping, cloning, transposon mutagenesis, sequencing, and Western and Southern blotting. No auditors. Prerequisite: either BIOL 200 or MICROM 301. Offered: W.
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MICROM 435 Microbial Ecology (3) NW Stahl
Consideration of the various roles that microorganisms, particularly bacteria and cyanobacteria, play in environmental processes. The interrelationships among microorganisms and the effects of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of their environment are discussed and assessed. Prerequisite: BIOL 180.
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MICROM 442 Medical Bacteriology (3) NW Cookson
Medically important bacterial pathogens are discussed in terms of the clinical, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects of diseases caused by them, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and their identification in the clinical laboratory. Laboratory course, MICROM 443 coordinates. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: MICROM 410; MICROM 441. Offered: W.
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MICROM 443 Medical Bacteriology Laboratory (3) NW Anderson, Beins, Chandler
Required for medical technology students, microbiology majors; elective for medical students. Procedures for isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria, testing their susceptibility to antibiotics. No auditors. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: MICROM 410. Offered: AW.
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MICROM 444 Medical Mycology and Parasitology (4) NW Anderson, Hohl, Murphy
Consideration of medically important fungi and parasites, with emphasis on their biology in relation to disease and its laboratory diagnosis. For medical technology students, microbiology majors, and medical students as an elective. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: immunology. Offered: Sp.
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MICROM 445 Medical Virology (3) NW Lagunoff, Smith
Introduces medical virology emphasizing basic understanding of the pathogenesis and replication of medically important viruses including the spread, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of human viral diseases. Prerequisite: either BIOL 180 or BIOL 200; Sp.
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MICROM 450 Molecular Biology of Viruses (3) NW Champoux
Introduction to the molecular biology of viruses and virus-host relationships. Designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the biological sciences. Coverage includes bacterial and animal viruses, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of viral gene expression and regulation. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; recommended: either MICROM 410, MICROM 411, GENOME 371, or GENOME 372. Offered: W.
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MICROM 482 Peer Teaching Assistants in Microbiology (1-5, max. 10)
Direct experience in teaching a microbiology laboratory class. Peer TA's attend concurrent accompanying lecture course, meet weekly to coordinate, give introductory lab remarks, supervise the execution of lab exercises, and assist in preparing/grading of quizzes/exams. Training in teaching techniques, approaches. Student evaluation provided. Prerequisite: MICROM 402; MICROM 410. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 495 Honors Undergraduate Research (*-) Leigh
Specific problems in microbiology or immunology. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 496 Undergraduate Library Research (2)
An introduction to library research techniques and to microbiological literature. Staff assign a topic and supervise the project. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 499 Undergraduate Laboratory Research (*-, max. 35) Leigh
Specific problems in microbiology or immunology. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 500 Introduction to Research (*, max. 20)
Introduction to research areas of the faculty and the techniques employed in their investigations. Prerequisite: graduate standing in microbiology or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 520 Seminar (1, max. 30) Fang
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MICROM 522 Current Research in Microbiology (1, max. 30) Harwood, Merrikh, Parsek
Weekly student and faculty seminar presentations based on the current literature. Prerequisite: graduate standing in microbiology. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MICROM 526 Research of Cell Surface Problems (1, max. 30) Traxler
Weekly research seminar and discussion of scientific literature pertaining to the process of membrane protein biogenesis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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MICROM 529 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis (1, max. 30) Fang
Student and faculty seminar presentations based on current research pertaining to mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis at the molecular and cellular levels. Prerequisite: graduate standing in microbiology. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MICROM 532 Methanogenesis Research Meeting (1, max. 30) Leigh
Weekly seminar concerning research topics in the genetics and biochemistry of selected bacteria. Prerequisite: MICROM 410, permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 533 Herpesvirus Research Meeting (1, max. 30) Lagunoff
Weekly research seminar and discussion of scientific literature pertaining to the study of molecular virology of Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 534 Research Seminar in Salmonella Pathogenesis (1, max. 30) Fang
Provides a formal group setting for discussion and evaluation of a student's research progress. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 540 Virology (3) Katze
Introduces new approaches and technologies being used in modern virology laboratories to provide a better understanding of the fields of virology and virus-host interactions. Covers topics in bio-defense, viral genomics and proteomics, and systems biology as it pertains to virus/host infection. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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MICROM 553 Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis (3) Salama
Mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis explored at the molecular, genetic, and cellular levels through selected models as presented in the current scientific literature. Prerequisite: MICROM 411 or equivalent. Offered: A, odd years.
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MICROM 554 Seminar in Molecular and Medical Microbiology (1, max. 15) Cookson
Weekly one-hour seminar in which recent advances in molecular biology of microbial pathogenesis or the current research of the participants is presented and discussed critically. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MICROM 555 Advanced Clinical Microbiology (2.5) Butler-Wu, Fang
Attendance at daily plate rounds of the Division of Clinical Microbiology. Designed to increase understanding of clinical microbiological work and its application to the care of the patient. Prerequisite: MICROM 443 and permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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MICROM 560 Research and Journal Club in Retrovirology (1, max. 30) Linial
Weekly research seminar and discussion of literature in areas of retroviral replication and transformation. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 562 Oncogene and Retrovirus Research Seminar (1, max. 30) Linial, Overbaugh
Weekly discussions of ongoing research related to retroviral replication, retroviral oncogeneses and pathology. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 585 Research in Cell and Molecular Biology (1, max. 30) Champoux
Weekly research seminar. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 588 Research in Applied Microbiology (1, max. 30) Lidstrom
Weekly research seminar and discussion of scientific literature pertaining to applied microbiology. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with CHEM E 588; AWSpS.
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MICROM 599 Research Presentations (2)
Current research review. Credit/no-credit only.
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MICROM 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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MICROM 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Credit/no-credit only.
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MICROM 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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