BIOL 203 - Microbiology
This second-year microbiology course explores microscopic organisms such as eukaryotes, archaea, bacteria, and viruses. Microorganisms are fundamental to all life on earth and students will leave with a greater appreciation of the interconnectedness of microbes to the rest of the natural world. Students will examine and contrast microorganisms through many lenses including cell morphology, signalling, growth/nutrition, metabolism, and genetics. These topics will be approached through a methods and application-based perspective, with an emphasis on how and why we study specific organisms and use specific techniques. We will investigate their role in the environment, health/medicine, food safety, and industry. Students will carry out research projects exploring microorganisms in the laboratory using aseptic technique, microscope and staining techniques, selective/differential growth, polymerase chain reactions, and phylogenetic analysis.
Students must also register in the mandatory lab component of the course.
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 or equivalent, both with a minimum grade of C.
|CRN||Instructional method||Instructor||Location||Start date||Seats available*|
|10143||Face-to-face Synchronous||Dr. Kate Chatfield-Reed||Whitehorse (Ayamdigut)||12|
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