Biology 240: General Microbiology -- Spring 2011
  Tuesday & Thursday: Lectures from 12:00 - 1:15 in Darwin 30;  Laboratory sections from 2:00 - 4:50 in Darwin 208.

 Date
Topics
Laboratory Activities
Readingss/Assignments

Tues. Feb. 1

Introduction to the Fascinating World of Microbiology

*Introduction to Laboratory Safety Rules, pgs 1 & 3,  (0.5 hr)
*Using a Microscope and Examination of Living Microorganisms,
pgs 5-14,  (2.0 hrs)

Handouts

 

Thurs. Feb. 3

The Microbial World and You!

*Introduction to Laboratory Safety Rules, pgs 1 & 3,  (0.5 hr)
*Using a Microscope and Examination of Living Microorganisms,
pgs 5-14,  (2.0 hrs)

 Chapter 1
Look at CDs in text
See our class WebCT pgs
Write in News Blog (online)

Tues. Feb. 8

Basics of Chemistry and Biochemistry

*Microbes in the Environment, pgs 15-22  (1.0 hr)
*Transfer of Bacteria: Aseptic Technique, pgs 23-32  (1.0 hr.)

Chapter 2, pp 26-37

Thurs. Feb. 10

QUIZ #1
Organic Chemistry: Biological Macromolecules

*Microbes in the Environment, pgs 15-22  (1.0 hr)
*Transfer of Bacteria: Aseptic Technique, pgs 23-32  (1.0 hr.)

Chapter 2, pp 37-49

Tues. Feb. 15

Observing Microbes through the Microscope!

*Preparation of Smears & Simple Stains, pgs 33-38 (1.5 hr)
*Gram Staining, pgs 39-44  (1.0 hr)
Handouts
: Negative stains & Endospore stains
Finish *Microbes in the Environment & *Transfer of Bacteria (0.75 hr)

 Chapter 3, pp 54-73


Thurs. Feb. 17

Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells

*Preparation of Smears & Simple Stains, pgs 33-38 (1.5 hr)
*Gram Staining, pgs 39-44  (1.0 hr)
Handouts: Negative stains & Endospore stains
Finish *Microbes in the Environment & *Transfer of Bacteria (0.75 hr)

 Chapter 4, pp 76-96

Tues. Feb. 22

QUIZ #2
Microbial Metabolism: our ancestral biochemistry

Lab Test #1
*Special Media for Isolating Bacteria, pgs 45-48  (0.5 hr)+(0.5 hr)
*Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria, pgs 49-56 (0.5hr)+(0.5 hr)
+(0.5 hr)

 Chapter 5, pp 114-136

 Thurs. Feb. 24

How Microbes Thrive in So Many Environments; Bacteria and Smarter Computers!

Lab Test #1
*Special Media for Isolating Bacteria, pgs 45-48  (0.5 hr)+(0.5 hr)
*Oxygen and the Growth of Bacteria, pgs 49-56 (0.5hr)+(0.5 hr)
+(0.5 hr)

Chapter 5, pp 136-150

Tues. March 1

MIDTERM EXAM #1

START:
*Carbohydrate Catabolism, pgs 57-61 (0.5 hr)
*Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.5 hr)
*Protein Catabolism: Gelatin Hydrolysis, pgs 71-74 (0.5 hr)
*Respiration, pgs 75-81 (Set up Nitrate Reduction Test. Perform an Oxidase Test and a Catalase Test on Cultures Provided.) (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Thurs. Mar. 3

Microbial Growth & Culture Media;
Growth Curves of Microbes

START:
*Carbohydrate Catabolism, pgs 57-61 (0.5 hr)
*Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.5 hr)
*Protein Catabolism: Gelatin Hydrolysis, pgs 71-74 (0.5 hr)
*Respiration, pgs 75-81 (Set up Nitrate Reduction Test. Perform an Oxidase Test and a Catalase Test on Cultures Provided.) (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.
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Chapter 6, pp 156-178

Tues. Mar. 8

Quiz #3;
Control of Microbial Growth: Physical and Chemical Methods ; More Chemical Methods of Control;
Resistance to Biocides

CONTINUE/FINISH:
*Carbohydrate Catabolism, pgs 57-61 (1.0 hr)
*Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.5 hr)
*Protein Catabolism: Gelatin Hydrolysis, pgs 71-74 (0.5 hr)
*Respiration, pgs 75-81  (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 7, pp184-205

Thurs. Mar. 10

Microbial Genetics

CONTINUE/FINISH:
*Carbohydrate Catabolism, pgs 57-61 (1.0 hr)
*Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.5 hr)
*Protein Catabolism: Gelatin Hydrolysis, pgs 71-74 (0.5 hr)
*Respiration, pgs 75-81  (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 8, pp 210-230

Tues. Mar. 15

  Quiz #4;
Mutations: Changes in Genetic Material; Genes & Evolution

Lab Test #2
*Regulation of Gene Expression, pgs 83-89 (1.0 hr)
(Check in a day or two under UV light: allow 0.25 hr-0.5 hr)
*Biofilms, pgs 91-95 (0.5 hr)
FINISH
Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.25 hr
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 8, pp 230-241

 Thurs. Mar. 17

Biotechnology and Recombinant DNA

Lab Test #2
*Regulation of Gene Expression, pgs 83-89 (1.0 hr)
*Biofilms, pgs 91-95 (0.5 hr)
FINISH
Fermentation, pgs 63-69 (0.25 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 9, pp 246-268

Tues. Mar. 22

Classification of Microorganisms
Bioremediation; DNA Fingerprinting, PCR, etc. & Cladograms

*Chemical Methods of Control: Disinfectants & Antiseptics, pgs 97-101 (1.0 hr) + (0.5 hr)
*Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing,
pgs 103-106 (1.0 hr) + (0.5 hr)
Continue *Biofilms (0.25 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 10, pp 273-294


Thurs. Mar. 24
Midterm Exam #2

*Chemical Methods of Control: Disinfectants & Antiseptics, pgs 97-101 (1.0 hr) + (0.5 hr)
*Effectiveness of Hand Scrubbing,
pgs 103-106 (1.0 hr) + (0.5 hr)
Continue *Biofilms, pgs 91-95 (0.25 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, part of 10

Tues. Mar. 29


FIELD TRIP Thurs. lab section (TBA)


FIELD TRIP Tues. lab section (TBA)


Thurs. Mar. 31

Cesar Chavez HOLIDAY
NO CLASS

HOLIDAY - NO CLASS
 


Tues. Apr. 5

Domains Bacteria and Archaea; Applications of Microbiology

Receive your "UNKNOWN Culture"
*Unknown Identification and Bergey's Manual, pgs 107-112 (0.5 hr) + (1.0 hr) + (1.5 hr); may take more hours outside of lab time.
*Keys to Bacteria, pgs 113-116 (Learn HOW TO USE KEYS!)
*Microbes in Soil: Bioremediation, pgs 117-121 (1.0 hr)

Chapter 11, pp 299-326

Thurs. Apr. 7

Survey of Bacteria (continued)

Receive your "UNKNOWN Culture"
*Unknown Identification and Bergey's Manual, pgs 107-112 (0.5 hr) + (1.0 hr) + (1.5 hr); may take more hours outside of lab time.
*Keys to Bacteria, pgs 113-116 (Learn HOW TO USE KEYS!)
*Microbes in Soil: Bioremediation, pgs 117-121 (1.0 hr)

Chapter 11, pp 315-326

Tues. Apr. 12

Eukaryotes: Fungi & Algae *Fungi - Yeasts and Molds (Period 1), pgs 123-134 (1.0 hr)
Finish *Microbes in Soil: Bioremediation, pgs 117-121 (1.0 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapter 12, pp 329-344

 Thurs. Apr. 14

Eukarytes: Protozoa & Helminths

*Fungi - Yeasts and Molds (Period 1), pgs 123-134 (1.0 hr)
Finish *Microbes in Soil: Bioremediation, pgs 117-121 (1.0 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapter 12, pp 344-363

 Apr. 18-22

SPRING BREAK

NO CLASSES



Tues.  Apr. 26

Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

Continue *Fungi - Yeasts and Molds, pgs 123-134  (1.0 hr)
*Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria, pgs 135-142 (1.5 hr)
*Plant Viruses, pgs 149-152 (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

 Chapter 13, pp 367-380

Thurs. Apr. 28

Quiz #5;
Animal Viruses; Viruses and Cancer; AIDS

Continue *Fungi - Yeasts and Molds, pgs 123-134  (1.0 hr)
*Phototrophs: Algae and Cyanobacteria, pgs 135-142 (1.5 hr)
*Plant Viruses, pgs 149-152 (0.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapter 13, pp 381-395

 Tues. May 3

Midterm Exam #3

*Protozoa, pgs 143-147 (1.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapters: 10 (second half), 11, 12, & 13

 Thurs. May 5


Principles of Disease; Emerging Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology

*Protozoa, pgs 143-147 (1.5 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapter 14, pp 399-422

 Tues. May 10


Innate Immunity: Nonspecific Defenses

Lab Test #3
*Agglutination Reactions: Slide Agglutination, pgs 153-159 (0.5 hr)
*Microbes Used in Food Production, pgs 161-164 (1.0 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.


Chapter 16, pp 449-472

Thurs. May 12

Quiz #6;
Adaptive Immunity: Specific Defenses

Lab Test #3
*Agglutination Reactions: Slide Agglutination, pgs 153-159 (0.5 hr)
*Microbes Used in Food Production, pgs 161-164 (1.0 hr)
FINISH any earlier lab exercises you need to work on.

Chapter 17, pp 476-496

Tues. May 17

Practical Applications of Immunology

Your Unknown Report Is Due.
Student Semester Research Presentations
Check Yogurt Cultures

Chapter 18, pp 500-509

Thurs. May 19
Precipitation Reactions Your Unknown Report Is Due.
Student Semester Research Presentations
Check Yogurt Cultures
Chapter 18, pp 509-518
TUES. MAY 24
FINAL EXAMINATION
2 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

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