Clapp Hall, First Floor, Rooms 111 - 112
Lab Managers & Lecturers: Dr. Melanie Popa and David Hornack
BIOSC 1860: This laboratory course introduces basic techniques used for isolation of microorganisms in pure culture, identification of groups of microorganisms, and study of microbial physiology, genetics, and ecology. Some topics in applied microbiology that are covered include food microbiology, water and waste water analysis, and identification and antibiotic sensitivity-testing of pathogenic isolates. Viruses, archaebacteria, bacteria, algae, protozoa, and fungi that students isolate from soil, pond water, human skin, and other sources are used to illustrate these methods.