General Microbiology
  Fall 2014

                Microbiology 11 edition
                and Pierce 2 edition


Add Policy
If you are interested in adding Biol 240 you should contact me ( soon as possible. I will maintain an electronic add list, ranked by date. You should email me with the following information: name, contact information, why you need to take Biol 240 this semester. I will not add people the first day of class.

Opening Day Course Handouts
Lecture Syllabus
Lab Syllabus
Lab Rules and Safety
Microscope Handling and Care Handout
Interactive Microscope Instruction Webpage
Formal Lab Instructions Antimicrobial Properties of Plants

 Extra Credit Microbial Picnic December 4th

Microbiology Tutoring Spring 2014 Hours  STEM Center - Building 9

Important Dates


Practice Exam
Practice Exam
Exam #1
Study Guide Midterm 1
Exam #2
Study Guide Midterm 2
Exam #3
Study Guide Midterm 3
Microbial Picnic
Study Guide Class Final

Grading Policy and Student Conduct:

Late Work Policy

You have adequate time to research and write your assignments, and complete your labs. If you cannot meet the deadline you automatically deduct 25% of your grade. Assignments later than one week will not be accepted and will not be graded.

Student Conduct

Cheating includes copying and plagiarism. Copying another student’s work during exams, or reading from notes will result in confiscation of the exam, a zero for that particular exam, and you run the considerable risk of being expelled from the class. Students caught cheating may have this written on their academic record.
Plagiarism includes copying material directly out of a written source and claiming this work as your own. It also includes copying and pasting text directly from websites. Do not do this- this is also cheating. Use “quotation marks”, and cite sources where appropriate.

I hope that you enjoy the class and stay through to the final in December, but, if for any reason you have to drop the class, be sure that you actually drop the class, don't just stop turning up.  It is your responsibility to officially drop the class, and remove yourself from the official roster. Failure to do so may result in you receiving an F as a final grade.

Cañada College Policy on Academic Integrity

Study Guides and Studying for Exams
The 9 most common errors in taking exams
 Midterm Bombs Away
 Take Home Cumulative Final - Go on then
 Final Grades

Printing Study Questions and Lecture Outlines
Where possible try and print on both sides of the paper. Where printers that do not have this option print odd numbered pages first, 1,3,5....., then flip the pages over, put them back in the source tray and print even numbered pages :)

As you need to download the lecture outlines before class, they may be subject to small changes between the date they are uploaded to the website and the day of lecture. In any case you will have most of the material on most of the slides.

Data Sheet Questions
Grading Period 1 Instructions (9/16)
Grading Period 2 Instructions (9/30)
Instructions for Formal Lab Write Up (10/02)
Results of Common Biochemical Tests to Identify Bacteria 1
Results of Common Biochemical Tests to Identify Bacteria 2
Grading Period 3 Instructions (10/28)
 Grading Period 4 Instructions (11/11)
Eukaryote Diversity Show and Tell Instructions (10/23 )
Eukaryote Diversity Data Sheet
Eukaryote Diversity Student Groups
Show and Tell Group Assessment Sheet
Unknown Project Instructions and Rubric (5/01)
Grading Period 5 Instructions (12/11)
 unknown project cheat sheet
Case Study Biochemical Test Results

Internet Resources; I have compiled a list of Microbiology websites that include background information, articles, and animations that will help you to understand the basic concepts covered in the textbook, and broaden the scope of your reading. Happy Surfing
Internet Resources by Chapter

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Lecture Outline.pdf
Study Questions.doc
Introduction to Course
Lecture 2 History of Microbiology 
Chapter 1
Lecture 3 Chemistry Chapter 2
Lecture 4 Microscopy
Chapter 3
Lecture 5 Prokaryote Form and Function
Chapter 4A (Prokaryotes)
Lecture 6 Eukaryote Form and Function
Chapter 4B (Eukaryotes)
 Lectures 7-9 Metabolism
Chapter 5
Lecture 10  Microbial Growth
Chapter 6 Microbial Growth
Lecture 11 Control of Microbial Growth
Chapter 7 Control of Microbial Growth
 Lectures 12-14  Microbial Genetics
Chapter 8 Bacterial Genetics
 Lecture 15 Biotechnology
Chapter 9 Biotechnology
 Lecture 16  Eukaryote Diversity Fungi and Algae
Chapter 12 Eukaryote Diversity
Lecture 17 Eukaryote Diversity Protists and Helminths

 Lectures 18 and 19 Viruses and Vaccinations
Chapter 13 Viruses and (18 Vaccinations)
Lecture 20 Epidemiology
Chapter 14 Epidemiology
Lecture 21 Microbial Pathogenicity
Chapter 15 Pathogenicity
 Lectures 22  Non Specific Defenses
Chapter 16 Innate Immunity
 Lectures 23 and 24 Specific Immune System; Antibodies and  Cell Mediated Immunity
Chapter 17 Adaptive Immunity
 Lecture 25 Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
Chapter 21 Diseases of the Skin and Eyes
 Lectures 26  Diseases of the Nervous System
Chapter 22 Diseases of the Nervous System
 Lectures 27 and 28 Diseases of the Respiratory System Chapter 24 Diseases of the Respiratory System
Lecture 29 Diseases of the Digestive System
Chapter 25 Diarrhea


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