2003 - 2004
Hoffmann, E.M., Chair; Achey, P.M.; Aldrich, H.C.; Asghari, A.; Bobik, T.; Davis, F.C., Jr.; Farrah, S.R.; Gurley, W.B.; Ingram, L.O.; Johnson, H.M.; Keyhani, N.; Kima, P.; Maupin, J.; Munro, L.; Preston, J.F., Rasch, M.; III; Shanmugam, K.T.
Affiliate and Courtesy Faculty
Coleman, S.; Hiebert, E.; Maruniak, J.E.; Mergia, A.; Ogram, A.V.; Rodrick, G.E.; Wright, A.; Yamamoto, J.K.
MCB 2000 Microbiology.
The role of microorganisms in chemical transformations, disease, public health and agriculture. Fundamental concepts are discussed, followed by both beneficial and harmful actions of microorganisms as they affect our lives. Suitable as a general education science course. Not acceptable for admission to advanced microbiology courses. This course will not be acceptable for the preprofessional curricula relating to the medical/veterinary sciences. (B)
MCB 2000L Microbiology Laboratory.
Credits: 1; Coreq: MCB 2000.
Laboratory exercises will demonstrate biochemical transformations and present methods for studying microbial properties. Suitable as a general education science course; not acceptable for admission to advanced microbiology courses. This course will not be acceptable for the preprofessional curricula relating to the medical/veterinary sciences.
MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms.
Credits: 3; Prereq: C or better in BSC 2010, BSC 2010L; BSC 2011, BSC 2011L or AGR 3303; CHM 2210 or CHM 2200. For Microbiology and Cell Science majors, CHM 2200 is not acceptable for credit in the major program.
Structure, nutrition and growth of microorganisms; characterization of representative microorganisms and viruses; metabolic properties and introduction to microbial genetics, immunology and pathogenicity of microorganisms. Required of all majors and students anticipating enrolling in more advanced courses in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science. (B)
MCB 3020L Laboratory for Basic Biology of Microorganisms.
Credits: 2; Coreq: MCB 3020.
Laboratory exercises on the structure, nutrition and growth of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Includes isolation and classification of representative microorganisms. Required of all majors and students anticipating enrolling in more advance courses in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Science.
MCB 4034L Advanced Microbiology Laboratory.
Credits: 1; Prereq: MCB 3020, MCB 3020L and MCB 4203, MCB 4303, PCB 4522 or PCB 5231.
Application of immunological, molecular biological and microbial techniques to the isolation, identification and characterization of bacteria and viruses.
MCB 4203 Bacterial and Viral Pathogens.
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020 with C or better.
Host-parasite relationships in the diseases of man and animals. The characteristics of bacterial and viral pathogens. Basic techniques of isolation and identification.
MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms.
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020, MCB 3020L with C or better; BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 should be taken before MCB 4304.
Molecular biology of bacterial gene expression, DNA replication, mutation, genetic mapping using plasmids and phages, recombinant DNA mechanisms.
MCB 4403 Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function.
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2211; MCB 3020, MCB 3020L with C or better. BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 should be taken before MCB 4403.
An analysis of the cell structure and physiology of bacterial cells. Extensive discussion of cell division and cell growth is provided, along with descriptions of important bacterial cell structures (e.g. cell walls, membranes, flagella, etc.)
MCB 4503 General Virology.
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L and MCB 4203 with C or better.
Nature of viruses and mechanisms of infection and replication. Includes bacterial, animal and plant viruses.
MCB 4905 Undergraduate Research.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Permission of undergraduate adviser. May be repeated up to a maximum of 10 credits.
Individual laboratory research under the close guidance of a selected faculty member. Enrollment limited to undergraduate majors in Microbiology. Required of, but not limited to, candidates for High Honors or Highest Honors. Not acceptable toward 25 credits of departmental required and elective credits.
MCB 4909 Honors Project.
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: Must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program. 3.5 GPA or greater.
An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ Honors Program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue, or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching, or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.
MCB 4934 Special Topics in Microbiology and Cell Science.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Permission of undergraduate coordinator. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits.
Supervised literature or historical study on topics of current interest in microbiology and cell science. Not acceptable toward 25 credits of departmental required and elective courses.
MCB 4941 Microbiology and Cell Science Internship.
Credits: 1 to 4; may be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: permission of undergraduate coordinator.
PCB 3134 Eukaryotic Cell Structure and Function.
Credits: 3; Prereq: With C or better, BSC 2010, BSC 2010L; BSC 2011, BSC 2011L or AGR 3303; Coreq: CHM 2210.
Lecture and discussions in the field of cell biology. Emphasis on the interrelation of structure and function, the regulation of metabolism and the specialized activities of plant and animal cells.
PCB 3601C Plant Ecology.
Credits: 4; Prereq: Introductory college biology or botany.
Principles of ecology at scales ranging from individual plants to landscapes. Emphasis is on species, ecosystems and environmental problems in Florida.
PCB 4202 Biology of Differentiated Cells.
Credits: 3; Prereq: PCB 3134, CHM 2211 with C or better.
Lectures on the physiology of cell specialization. Emphasis on comparative ultra structure, function and regulation of differentiated cell types.
PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics.
Credits: 3; Prereq: MCB 3020 with a grade of C or better.
Molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes covering the fundamentals of genome organization and gene structure, regulation of transcription, DNA replication and repair, and RNA processing. Also included are discussions of strategies, vectors and applications of genetic engineering in higher plants and animals.
ZOO 4232 Human Parasitology.
Credits: 3; Prereq: BSC 2010, BSC 2010L; BSC 2011, BSC 2011L or AGR 3303 with grade of C or better.
Host-parasite relationships of helminth and protozoan diseases important in health sciences and veterinary medicine.
ZOO 4232L Human Parasitology Laboratory.
Credits: 1; Prereq: MCB 3020L; Coreq: BCH 4024 or CHM 4207 should be taken before PCB 4522, ZOO 4232.
Laboratory in human parasitology. (B)
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