EFB 303: INTRODUCTORY ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY-2009

T,Th 11:00-12:20 pm, 212 Marshall

W     1:50 -4:50 pm,   Illick 122 - section 1 - Nakas

Th   12:30 -3:20 pm,  Illick 122 - section 2 – Castello

 

 

EFB 303- INTRODUCTORY ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY: 2009

Credit hours:               4

Lectures:                     Tuesday & Thursday - 11:00-12:20 pm, 212 Marshall.

Laboratory:                 Sec. 1: Wednesday : 1:50 - 4:50 pm, Illick 122 (Nakas)

                                    Sec. 2: Thursday :   12:30 - 3:30 pm, Illick 122 (Castello)

                                    Sec. 3: To be determined

                                   

Instructors:                  Dr. J.P.Nakas - areas of specialization: biofuels, bioenergy, biomaterials (Office - 201 Illick). 

Dr. J.D. Castello - areas of specialization: virology and forest pathology (Office - 332 Illick). 

Textbooks:                  Prescott, L.M., Harley, J.P., and Klein, D.A. 2008. Microbiology.   7th ed. McGraw-Hill Publ. 1088 p. (Orange Student Bookstore only).

                                    Harley, J.P.2008. Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology. 7th ed. McGraw-Hill Publ. (Orange Student Bookstore only).

                                    Margulis, L., and Sagan, D. 1987 . Microcosmos:Four Billion years of Microbial Evolution. Summit Books. (Orange Student Bookstore only)

                                    (To reduce cost, both text and lab manual are sold as a package)

Requirements:             (1) Two written examinations worth 20% each. Exams will cover    material presented in lecture, laboratory, and assigned readings.

                                    (2) Final comprehensive examination worth 40%.

(3) Each student will keep a bound laboratory notebook in which experimental procedures, results, conclusions, discussion, and answers to questions will be recorded. The notebook will be graded twice during the semester and the final grade will be worth 20% of the course grade.

(4) Unknowns will be assigned. You will be required to characterize and identify them. Detailed observations are to be recorded in the notebook. The grade for the unknown exercise will be incorporated into the laboratory grade.

 

 

Date                       Lecture No.                                          Topic                                                         Instructor

9/1                                         1                                     Intro. to microbiology                                            Nakas

9/3                                         2                         Procaryotes & membrane structure                                   Castello

9/8                                         3                                    Ecological relationships                                           Nakas

9/10                                       4                                     Bacterial morphology                                             Nakas

9/15                                       5                                     Bacterial morphology                                             Nakas

9/17                                       6                                         Microbial growth                                                Nakas

9/22                                       7                             Gram (+) and Gram (-) bacteria                                     Nakas

9/24                                       8                                        Microbial diversity                                               Nakas

9/29                                       9                                                 Archaea                                                     Castello

10/1                                     10                                    Procaryote phylogeny                                             Castello    

10/6                                     11                                  Nutrient cycling: N cycle                                            Nakas

10/8                                     12                           Nutrient cycling: C and S cycles                                      Castello

                                                                                    (EXAM 1: lectures 1-10)

10/13                                   13                                                   Fungi                                                       Castello

10/15                                   14                                                   Fungi                                                       Castello

10/20                                   15                             Sexually transmitted diseases                                          Nakas

10/22                                   16                                    Microbiology of water                                             Nakas

10/27                                   17                    Industrial micro: waste water treatment                                 Nakas

10/29                                   18                                                Viruses I                                                     Castello

11/3                                     19                                               Viruses II                                                     Castello

11/5                                     20                               Immunology: Introduction                                          Castello

                                                                                   (EXAM 2: lectures 11-18)

11/10                                   21                     Immunology: Monoclonal  antibodies                                Castello

11/12                                   22                                 Industrial micro: Brewing                                          Nakas

11/17                                   23                           Industrial micro: Fermentations                                        Nakas

11/19                                   24                         Industrial micro: Microbial mining                                    Castello

11/24                                   25                          Industrial micro: Bioremediation                                       Boyle

12/1                                     26                        Agricultural micro: Plant pathology                                   Castello

12/3                                     27                   Molecular biology: Intro, history, cloning                              Castello

12/8                                     28               Molecular biology: cDNA hybridization, PCR                            Nakas

12/10                                   29                                         Review for final                                              Castello/Nakas