GS07 1113 Microbial Physiology
Margolin, William. Three semester hours. Spring annually. Prerequisite: None
This course offers a comprehensive examination of the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial cells and their physiology. Topics covered include Structure and Biogenesis (cell cytoplasm, envelop and surface structures), Energy and Metabolism (nutrient acquisition, membrane transport, respiration, fermentation, and biosynthetic networks), Signaling and Development (signal transduction, cell-cell communication, and cell differentiation), and Pathogenesis (virulence factors and host response). The course is recommended for, but not limited to first-year students. This course fulfills the cellular area course requirement.