Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology

METX 100 Introduction to Microbiology

Introduces the biology of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, and unicellular eukaryotes), with an emphasis on bacteria. Topics include microbial cell structure and function, physiology, metabolism, genetics, and diversity. Also considers the role of microbes in human health, the environment, biotechnology, and food production. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and METX 119.


Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A or ESCI 30. First pass enrollment is restricted to declared Microbiology majors. Second pass enrollment is restricted to declared Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biology B.S.; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Neuroscience majors; Other majors may enroll by permission of the instructor.




Jacqueline Kimmey, Michael Patnode