Course Code: BIOL226
Hours Distribution: 2Lec;2Cln;0Tut
Course Type: Major Core Courses (MCC)
This course studies the characteristics and classification of microorganisms and bacteria, emphasizing mechanisms by which they replicate and reproduce, their means of growth and growth requirements, and the general properties of bacterial cultures and their properties. The course includes: i) Fundamentals of microbiology (The microbial world; Observing microorganisms through a microscope; Microbial metabolism; Microbial growth; Microbial genetics; and Microbial biotechnology); ii) A Survey of the microbial world (Classification of microorganisms; The prokaryotes: Domains bacteria and archaea; The Eukaryotes: Fungi, Algae, Protozoa, and Helminths; and Viruses, Viroids, and Prions); iii) Interaction between microbe and host (Microbial mechanisms of pathogenicity; and Antimicrobial drugs); iv) Microorganisms and human disease; and v) Environmental, applied and industrial microbiology.