BIO 208 - Microbiology - Unit 1 - Lecture 1 - The Microbial World and ...

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BIO 208 Unit 1 Lecture 1

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This outline is intended to facilitate your preparation for lecture. This outline will NOT
substitute for regular lecture attendance.

Lecture 1
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we will discuss the following topics:


Course introduction

The scope of Microbiology

Introduction of the
BIO 208
teaching staff

Microbiology at CMU

Standard operating procedures for BIO 208

Syllabus, course website, blackboard


Begin lecture notes:


Unit One


The Microbial World and You
.


CH1: pp 1
-
6 Microbes in Our Lives

(in detail)

and pp. 16
-
21 Microbes

and Human Welfare

(skim)


I. What Is Microbiology

biology



micro
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A. What Are Microbes?





Microbes are:


bacteria


Domain Bacteria


archaea


Domain Archaea


protists


algae



Domain Eucarya


fungi

BIO 208 Unit 1 Lecture 1

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B
.

Where Are Microbes Found?







C.

What Do Microbes
Do?







Why don’t microbes take over the planet?

1.

2.



D.

Why Should We Study Microbiology?



Relationship to other disciplines:




Human disease




Plant/animal/fish/ disease




Human (and plant, animal, fish, insect, etc) health




Food and drink production and
safety




Chemical products




Biotechnology




Bioremediation




We are microbial ecosystems!



A
ssignment to complete before next class:



Surf through course blackboard

and web site linked there



Email your TA



Subject line “BIO 208
Assignment




Tell your TA
2

things you noticed on the course
BB/web site

that you think will
be helpful, useful, or were interesting to you.