Microbial Physiology
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Knowledge of microbial cell composition is important to understanding many of the sub-disciplines of microbiology; including virology, immunology, medical microbiology and microbial ecology. In this course, the synthesis and arrangement of specialized cellular structures will be explored and related to the role of these structures in fundamental microbial process and survival of microbes under a wide variety of conditions. Special emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the role of prokaryotic structures in evolutionary adaptation, disease establishment and their potential as targets for the development of antibiotics and/or therapeutics.

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