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3000 Level Courses

3400. Microbiology (4). Prerequisite: 3 hours of introductory biology. Morphology, physiology, and activities of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Primarily for students of agriculture, food and nutrition, animal science, secondary education, nursing, and others seeking an advanced science elective. May not be applied to degree requirements for biological sciences majors.

3401. Principles of Microbiology (4). Prerequisite: BIOL 1402 or BIOL 1403 and 1404; prerequisite or corequisite CHEM 3305.. Morphology, physiology, and classification of microorganisms.

4000 Level Courses

4303. Physiology of Bacteria (3). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401. Anatomy and physiology of the bacterial cell. A molecular approach. (Writing Intensive)

4310. Introduction to Virology (3). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401 or BIOL 3320 or consent of instructor. An introduction to basic concepts in the structure, replication, and ecology of viruses from animals, plants, and procaryotes.

4367. Molecular Pathogenesis of Protozoans (3).Prerequisite: MBIO 3401. The basic biology and fundamental mechanism of pathogenesis of protozoan parasites.

4401. Microbial Ecology (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401 or BIOL 3309. An examination of the population and community ecology of bacteria and fungi, and the roles of these organisms in ecosystem processes.

4402. Immunology and Serology (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401 or BIOL 3320 or consent of instructor; or 10 hours of chemistry. Theories of infection and resistance, the production and demonstration of antibodies, the action of antigens, and diagnostic tests.

4404. Pathogenic Microbiology (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401; MBIO 4402 recommended. A detailed study of pathogenic microorganisms. Laboratory discussion of medical case studies.

4406. The Genetics of Microorganisms (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401. The principles of genetic systems existing among microorganisms, with emphasis upon bacteria and bacteriophages.

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5000 Level Courses

5301. Advanced General Microbiology (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 3305 and 3306 or equivalent. Content is similar to that of MBIO 3401 except that readings or original research in one area of microbiology is required. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken MBIO 3401. F, S.

5303. Microbe-Plant Interactions (3). Prerequisite: MBIO 3400 or 3401 or BIOL 3420 or BOT 3401. Biochemical, molecular, genetic, and ecological basis of pathogenic and symbiotic microbe-plant interactions. F, even years.

5401. Current Perspectives in Microbial Ecology (4). Prerequisite: BIOL 3309, or MBIO 3401, or equivalent; or consent of instructor Course will examine specific theories and concepts concerning ecology of the soil microflora and microfauna, and the roles of these organisms in ecosystem functioning. S, odd years.

5403. Immunobiology (4). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Content is similar to that of MBIO 4402 except that readings or research in one area of immunology is required. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken MBIO 4402. S.

5404. Pathogenic Microbiology (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401 or 5401 with a grade of C or higher; may not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for MBIO 4404. A detailed study of pathogenic microorganisms. S, odd years.

5408. Microbial Genetics (4). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401, or 5301,or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Topics include current techniques of genetic analysis, molecular biology, molecular genetics, nucleic acid metabolism, and gene regulation in microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria and bacteriophages. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken MBIO 4406. F.

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).

6302. Advanced Bacterial Physiology (3). Prerequisite: MBIO 3401 or 5301; 12 semester hours of chemistry, including biochemistry or concurrent registration; consent of instructor. Advanced study of bacterial physiology. S.

6306. General Virology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An introduction to the biology of animal, bacterial, and plant viruses. S.

6367. Molecular Biology of Parasitism (3). Prerequisites: MBIO 3401, BIOL 3320, or equivalent. The molecular biology and pathogenesis of parasites.

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