The student will study the biology of representative microorganisms and viruses with emphasis on prokaryotic structure, metabolism, genetics, and diversity. Food microbiology is also covered. The laboratory focuses on the diversity and identification of bacteria. One 3-1/2 hour laboratory period per week with laboratory fee.
PREREQUISITES: CHE111, or CHE211 and CHE212 (CHE111 or CHE212 may be taken concurrently with BIO305), and either BIO103 and BIO104, or BIO201