(F) Microbial Life (3)
Molecular aspects of the origin of life, microbial
evolution, properties and synthesis of the major biological polymers, transport
phenomena, metabolic pathways and regulation, cellular control mechanisms,
virology, pathogenic microbiology, and food and industrial microbiology.
Häggblom, Kerkhof, Vetriani
(F) Microbial Biochemistry (3)
Biochemical activities of microorganisms, emphasizing the
similarities and differences between bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes;
consideration of the genetic regulation and practical importance of these
biochemical capabilities. Topics include methanogenesis, toxins,
biodegradation, microbial transformations, and secondary metabolites.
Chase, Dismukes, Kahn
(S) Microbial Physiology (3)
Metabolic diversity and regulation in bacteria, archaea, and
eukarya. Microbial responses to environment with particular emphasis on
nutrition and biochemistry. Enzymology and metabolic pathways of
Boyd. Prerequisite: 16:682:502 or equivalent.
(S) Microbial Genetics and Molecular Biology (3)
The genetics and molecular biology of microorganisms, comparing and
contrasting bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes; integration of microbial
metabolism and function at the molecular and genetic level.
(F) Seminar in Microbial Biology (1)
to microbiology research at Rutgers.
Seminar in Microbial Biology (1)
Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts in microbiology.
Applied and Industrial Microbiology (3)
Principles of applied and industrial microbiology. The course provides a
detailed overview on the utilization and application of microbes in
different products and industrial processes.
Häggblom. Prerequisite: 16:682:501 or permission of instructor.
(F) Scientific Conduct and Ethics (1)
Current issues in microbiology from the perspective of scientific and ethical conduct and integrity.
Prerequisite: Open to students in the program or by permission of instructor.
|16:682:550, 551 (F), 552, 553 (S)
Special Topics in Microbiology (3,3,3,3)
Journal club-styled courses covering current and special
topics in the field of microbiology offered by faculty members of the program.
(F) Microbial Ecology and Biodiversity (3)
Qualitative and quantitative methods for the study of
microbial communities. Ecological determinants. Characteristics of aquatic and
terrestrial ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles and energy flow. Microbial
interactions and community structure.
Laboratory Rotation in Microbial Biology (2,2,2,2)
Half-semester research projects of interest to the student in faculty laboratories.
Prerequisite: Written approval of program director. Open only to matriculated students in the graduate program.
Advanced Special Problems in Microbial Biology (BA,BA)
Nonthesis Study in Microbial Biology (BA,BA)
Research in Microbial Biology (BA,BA)