bio340 | undergraduate
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Fundamentals of Microbiology and Microorganisms
- Explain the importance of microbiology.
- Describe the primary differences between Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
- Compare the processes of fermentation and respiration for energy production within bacteria.
- Describe the process of bacterial cell division.
- Analyze the role of genetic material in biological functions of microorganisms.
- Explain microbial growth and microbial growth control.
Microbial Growth, Control, and Genetics
- Explain the structure and characteristics of viruses and how they differ from bacteria.
- Differentiate between the cell structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
- Analyze the evolutionary relationships between Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria.
Human Diseases and Immunity
- Identify microbial interactions with humans.
- Describe the relationship between human health and normal microflora.
- Discuss the major components and roles of the innate immune system.
- Discuss the major components and roles of the adaptive immune system.
Benefits of Microorganisms
- Describe how epidemiologists identify and track infectious diseases.
- Explain what is unique and provide examples of person-to-person bacterial and viral diseases.
- Explain what is unique and provide examples of vectorborne diseases.
- Explain what is unique and provide examples of water and food diseases.
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