MICR803 Syllabus

Principles of Bacteriology (MICR803)

1 credit; Nov. 06 - Dec. 11

A.             Course objectives:

This course is designed to cover basic aspects of the genetics of bacteria and their viruses.  The contributions of bacterial genetics as a source of tools and techniques to the field of molecular biology will be discussed.  An overview of bacterial pathogenesis and various mechanisms by which pathogens become antibiotic resistance will be discussed as well. 

  

B.              Schedule of Sessions

1.5 h of lecture/discussion on Tuesdays and Thursdays

From 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Room: Orr-Major 1007

 

Session

Date

Topic

Instructor

1

Nov. 06

Cell Structure/Function; Microbial Growth and Metabolism

Dr. Lutkenhaus

2

Nov. 08

Bacterial Chromosome/Plasmid; Replication

Dr. Lutkenhaus

3

Nov. 13

SOS Response, DNA Repair and Genetic Exchange

Dr. Lutkenhaus

4

Nov. 15

Biology of Lambda and other Bacteriophages

Dr. Lutkenhaus

5

Nov. 20

Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biological Tools

Dr. Biswas

6

Nov. 27

Bacterial gene regulation and signal transduction

Dr. Biswas

7

Nov. 29

Protein Secretion in Bacteria

Dr. Zückert

8

Dec. 04

Natural Competence Development in Bacteria

Dr. Biswas

9

Dec. 06

Antibiotics: Mode of Action and Mechanisms of Resistance

Dr. Biswas

10

Dec. 11

Examination

Dr. Biswas

  

C.              Evaluation

                  30% classroom participation/quizzes

                  70% final written examination (short answer and short essay)

                  Grading Scale:                     86 - 100% = A                       71 - 85% = B                          70 or below = C

  

  

D.             Course Director:                Indranil Biswas

                                                                        2032 BERI, ibiswas@kumc.edu

                                                                        Tel: 8-7019

  

E.          Reference Book:

This book is not required for the course.  But students who are interested in advance bacterial genetics can use this book as reference.   Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, 3rd Edition. Larry Snyder, ASM Press

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