At the Bench: Microbiology


For students majoring in biology and those seeking to fulfill requirements for entrance into advanced degree programs. Students culture bacteria from soil and fermented food products. Bacteria are isolated from these sources and identified using a variety of microbiological techniques. These include staining and using the microscope; culturing bacterial isolates under different growth conditions; subjecting the bacterial isolates to a range of biochemical differential tests; and DNA sequence analysis of a gene from the isolates. Data obtained from microbiological techniques and comparison of DNA sequences with computer databases are used to identify the unknown bacterial isolates. Also treats such applied microbiology as microbial analysis of water and antimicrobial sensitivity testing.

Format: Laboratory

Prerequisites: Microbiol or Immunol (BIOL-UA 44 or 50)

Corequisites: None

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Laboratory Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Emphasis-Area Elective
          • Infectious Diseases
      • Additional Elective