BIOL 403 - Seminar: Microbial Cell Biology
Next Offered: 2009-10
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 NS
Recent research in microbiology has indicated that bacteria have far more complicated life cycles and structural organization than had previously been realized. Principles for achieving this organization are similar to those used by eukaryotic cells, but the detailed mechanisms often differ substantially. Topics covered in this course may include bacterial cell structure, the cell cycle, developmental pathways, response to the environment, motility, and membrane physiology. Methods for studying prokaryotic cell biology and biochemistry will be explored through readings from the primary literature. Lectures will alternate with in-class discussions. Consent of instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 12.
Instructor: L. Romberg
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: BIOL 213/214.
Preference to juniors and seniors.
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