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MBIO 420
Molecular Genetics Crosslisted as BIOS 420/820, VBMS 820
Prereqs: BIOS 206 and Senior standing.
Molecular basis of genetics. Gene structure and regulation, transposable elements, chromosome structure, DNA replication, and repair mechanisms and recombination.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
MBIO 421
Microbial Diversity Crosslisted as BIOS 421/821
Prereqs: BIOS 206 and BIOS 312 and Senior Standing.
Diversity of microbial cell composition, structure, and function enabling movement, metabolism, symbiosis, and adaptation using bacterial, fungal, algal, and viral examples. A physiological, biochemical and molecular approach used throughout.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
MBIO 440
Microbial Physiology Crosslisted as BIOS 440/840, VBMS 840
Prereqs: BIOS 312 and either 313 or 314, or permission.
Molecular approaches to the study of prokaryotic cell structure and physiology, including growth, cell division, metabolism, and alternative microbial life styles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MBIO 443
Immunology Crosslisted as BIOS 443/843, VBMS 843
Prereqs: BIOS 206 and one semester organic chemistry.
Fundamental consideration of cellular and humoral mechanisms of immunity, the structure and function of immunoglobulins, antigen-antibody interactions; hypersensitivity; transplantation and tumor immunity; immune and autoimmune disorders.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LIFE 120 and 121 and permission.
Letter grade only. Before registering, arrangements must be made with a microbiology faculty member to reach an agreement on the scope and to determine the amount of credit for the project.
Independent study and laboratory or field investigation of a specific problem.
Credit Hours: 1-8
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom