Prerequisite: 15:163 15:282 is recomor permission of Instructor (15:282 is recommended).

This course serves as an overview of the diversity, ecology, physiology, and systematics of the Archaea and Bacteria. Lectures will emphasis the biology of prokaryotes of clinical, ecological, and industrial importance. The laboratory component of the course introduces students to methods used to isolate, enumerate, and characterize Bacteria, the safe handling of microbes, sterile technique, and the operation of laboratory equipment used in microbiology.

Credit cannot be held for both this course and 15:369.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.