This course is aimed at providing students with an introduction to microbiology. Students will become familiar with
history and scope, microbial structure and function, nutrition, growth, control of microorganisms by physical and chemical
agents, and the scientific, agronomic, pharmaceutical, and medical applications of microorganisms. Furthermore, students
will gain a sound introduction to diversity of the microbial world, microbial taxonomy, proteobacteria, high and low GC
gram-positives, and archaea. Furthermore, experimental design and manipulation with microorganisms, their analysis and
applications will be covered. This is taken concurrently with a laboratory course.