BI 315 General Microbiology: 4.5 semester hours
This course studies the diversity and adaptive capabilities of all forms of microbial life, with an emphasis on bacteriology. Topics include bacterial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, ecology, pathogenesis and various biotechnological/diagnostic techniques. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BI 125 and BI 126. (Offered each fall semester).