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GS07 1082   Microbial Sensing and Signal Transduction

Morano, Kevin. Two semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisites: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics I (GS07 1014), Microbiology and Molecular Genetics II (GS07 1024), or consent of instructor

An advanced course on sensory reception and signal transduction in response to environmental stimuli. Topics including chemoreception, photoreception, and development will be examined in prokaryotic organisms. Signaling in model eukaryotic systems, including G protein-mediated signaling, MAP kinase cascades, and other mechanisms underlying eukaryotic cell chemotaxis, differentiation, and stress responses, will also be explored. In addition, students will gain valuable experience in critically evaluating and effectively presenting primary scientific literature.

Course Outline Fall 2012