BIO 340: Microbiology
Spring 2010
Centre College
Dr. Peggy Richey
Y214, ext 5319, richey@centre.edu

Lecture Schedule

Click on the links under "Resources" to review the material and find out more about each day's topics

Date

Class #

Topic

Text Reading

Resources

2/3

1

Introduction/History

1

Microbiology Podcasts, Virtual Museum of Bacteria, Microbiology, Hooke, Leewenhoek

2/5

2

History of microbiology

1

Review and quiz , spontaneous generation, Ehrlich , Paul Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

2/8

3

Microscopy and staining

2: 17-21, 25-31

Review and quiz, Gram stain , operate an SEM,
EM links

2/10

4

Eukaryote anatomy

4

Review and quiz, Virtual Cell

2/12

5

Prokaryote anatomy

3

 Giant bacterium , overview , magnetic bacteria

2/15

6

Prokaryote anatomy

3

 flagella , how bacteria swim

2/17

7

Prokaryote anatomy

Review and quiz

2/19

8

Microbial nutrition

5

2/22

9

Exam I (lectures 1-7)

2/24

10

Microbial growth

6 : 119-125, 128-130, 132-147

Habitat on Humanity , deadly oxygen , pressure cooker  

2/26

11

Microbial growth

6 : 119-125, 128-130, 132-147

magnetic bacteria, biofioms, Review and quiz

3/1

12

Physical & Chemical control

7

overview , Safer Salads

3/3

13

Physical & Chemical control

7

Review and quiz

3/5

14

Antimicrobial chemotherapy

34: 835-853

Fleming, Chain  , penicillin , discovery of penicillin, overview

3/8

15

Antimicrobial chemotherapy

34: 835-853

how penicillins work
tutorial, antibiotics , Antibiotics Guide , Antibiotics Attack!

3/10

16 

Antimicrobial chemotherapy

34: 835-853

Review and quiz
Antibiotic resistance

3/12

17

Microbial metabolism

9:191-198; 205-209; 212-222; 10:232-235
3/15

18

Exam II (lectures 8, 10-16)

3/17

19

Microbial recombination
Paper Selection due

13: 329-347

discovery of transduction (register for free access at www.ergito.com)

3/19

20

Microbial recombination

13:329-347

Review and quiz  

3/29

21

Microbial taxonomy

19

phylogeny, classification

3/31

22

Microbial taxonomy

19

major groups of prokaryotes,Review and quiz

4/2

23

Classification of bacteria

20

Archaea in space, thermophiles , record-breaker , disease? , extreme life , saline microsafari

4/5

24

Classification of bacteria
Summary due

20, 21

Review and quiz

4/7

25

Classification of bacteria

21

Review and quiz

4/9

26

Classification of bacteria

22

Review and quiz, Bdellovibrio, E. coli , Myxococcus , pseudomonads , cholera/London/Snow

4/12

27 

Classification of bacteria

22, 23

Review and quiz, Bacillus 1, Bacillus 2

4/14

28

Classification of bacteria

23

Review and quiz

4/16

29

Classification of bacteria

24

Cryptosporidium , Protozoa pictures/animations , Euglenoids , protozoan parasites

4/19

30

Protists--classification

25

cilitates--everything you want to know, protist videos, protist images , Vorticella, Review and quiz

4/21

31

Exam III (lectures 17, 19-29)

4/23

32

Protists--classification

25

Blooms , harmful algae , Euglena

4/26

33

Protists--classification

25; 34: 856-857

Review and quiz, Economic uses of algae , Ehux--impact on the planet, diatoms, slime molds

4/28

34

Fungi

25

slime molds, Dictyostelium movies, Fungi overview
threats to Thanksgiving dinner! , fantasitc fungi ,
social amoeba (Dicty) movie , MykoWeb , beautiful fungi ,
time lapse videos, chytrids on frogs

4/30

35

Fungi

25; 34: 854-855

sudden oak death, mycorrhizae, lichens, pictures of fungi, pathogenic fungi, Mushroom identification, Review and quiz , chestnut trees

5/3

36

Viruses -- general
Summary/Critique due

16

Review and quiz, Virus overview

5/5

 37

 Viruses -- general

16; 34: 855-856

flu, flu vaccine Q's,   antiviral therapy ,
yellow fever/Mexican-American war , avian flu , fluwiki , flu game

5/7

38

Viruses--case study

handout

 West Nile Virus - CDC, West Nile Virus - NIAID , SARS - CDC
SARS Watch, Whatever happened to polio? , Influenza A Virus

5/10

39

Other acellular infectious agents; special topic

18: 467-469

 

 

Final Exam (comprehensive): 8:30-11:30 a.m.

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last updated October 20, 2010