4 Credit Hours
This is a study of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. An overview of fungi, protozoan and metazoan parasites is also included. The course also covers morphology, physiology, genetics, immunity, distribution of microbes, culturing techniques, identification, control, disease and disease resistance. It is designed for biology majors and others that require a general microbiology course. It is strongly recommended that BIO-112 General Biology I, BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab or equivalent precede this course. Three hours lecture, two hours lab.