Physiological Applications of Microbiology
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
- Lab: 3
Fundamental concepts of bacterial physiology are both introduced and applied throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on understanding the applications of microbiology at a physiological level. Genetic adaptation and developmental responses to specific nutrients and environmental stressors will be studied in addition to biosynthetic activities. Specific topics include; bacterial fermentations, transport mechanisms, shock responses and quorum sensing.