2011-12 Student Catalog 
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2011-12 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 221 - Microbiology

4 Cr.

In Microbiology students study the nature of microorganisms from an organismal as well as a molecular approach. Major topic areas include: the study of morphological and physiological nature of bacteria, cyanobacteria, rickettsia, viruses, protozoa, fungi, algae, and helminthology. The immune system is discussed from the standpoint of the human body’s normal responses (antibody), problems in both autoimmune diseases/tissue transplants, and the organisms role in antigenic stimulation. Asepsis, transmission, chemical methods of control, physical methods of control, and the roll of chemotherapy are additional topic areas. Selected bacterial, rickettsial, mycological, protozoal, helminth, viral, and nosocomial infections are discussed. Clinical as well as industrial procedures are performed in the laboratory. Meets SUNY General Education requirement for Natural Sciences (NS) (Usually offered Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)

Pre-Requisites: 1 semester of College Biology or Chemistry or permission of the instructor. Recommended: BIO 109/110 or BIO 213/214 or BIO 117 or CHE 110/111.
Co-Requisites: BIO221L

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