The biology of microscopic organisms including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses. An introduction to basic principles of microbiology, with an emphasis on morphology, classification, cultivation, growth, physical, and chemical controlling agents, antibiotics, host-parasite interactions, and the benefits of microorganisms including genetic engineering applications. The lab includes proper technique in observation, identification of microbes, and reactions under various physical and chemical conditions.
Prerequisite: Placement in BIOL 120 or higher or one semester of a college-level biology course (ex. BIOL 105 with at least a C-).
4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science