Microbes constitute the majority of organisms in nature, and associate and interact with other living organisms in unexpected and interesting ways. This course examines the different groups of microbes with respect to their structure, physiology, and behavior. Microbes used in the industrial, pharmaceutical, food processing, and agricultural applications will be introduced. The laboratory component introduces basic skills of viewing, handling, growing, and identifying microorganisms.
Satisfies a Natural or Physical Science general education requirement. This course satisfies the 4-credit general education science course requirement. It does not satisfy requirements of healthcare-related programs.