Microbiology (MIC)

MIC 420 Introductory Immunology. (3) F
Fundamental concepts in research and medicine. Cellular immunity, antibody and antigen, immunogenetics, immunoregulation, hypersensitivity, clinical immunology, and nervous-immune system interactions. Prerequisites: CHM 231 (or 331) and MIC 205 (or 220) or instructor approval.

MIC 421 Experimental Immunology. (2) S
An introduction to the basic techniques, methods, and assays used in immunology. 6 hours lab. Prerequisites: CHM 231 and 331 and MIC 302 or instructor approval.

MIC 425 Advanced Immunology. (3) S '98
A survey of recent advances in immunology, including lymphocyte membranes, lymphokines/biochemistry, molecular genetics, theoretical immunology, immunoregulation, neuroimmunology, and immunologic diseases. Prerequisite: MIC 420 or instructor approval.

MIC 441 Bacterial Genetics. (3) S
Survey of genetic exchange and regulatory processes in bacteria and their viruses. Bacteria and viruses as tools in genetic engineering. Prerequisites: BIO 340 and MIC 205 (or 220) or instructor approval.

MIC 442 Bacterial Genetics Laboratory. (1) F
Techniques of mutagenesis, mapping, and strain construction. 4 hours lab. Prerequisites: MIC 206, 302. Pre- or corequisite: MIC 441.

MIC 470 Bacterial Diversity and Systematics. (3) F
Enrichment culture, biology, and classification of the nonpathogenic bacteria. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: MIC 302.

MIC 485 General Virology. (3) F
Fundamental nature of viruses, their replication, pathogenesis, and ecology. Prerequisites: BIO 340 and CHM 331 or instructor approval.

MIC 486 General Virology Laboratory. (2) N
An introduction to the growth, assay, and detection of viruses. 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: MIC 302. Pre- or corequisite: MIC 485.

MIC 527 Neuroimmunology. (3) S '97
Studying mind's influence on immunity and the immune system's influence on the mind, neuroimmunologic diseases, and the neuroimmunological circuitry involved. Seminar. Prerequisite: MIC 420 or instructor approval.

MIC 530 Bacterial Differentiation. (3) N
Molecular biology of sporulation and germination in bacteria. Emphasis on the control of cellular differentiation. Prerequisite: BIO 443 or MIC 441 or instructor approval.

MIC 545 Recombinant DNA Methodology. (3) N
Principles of genetic engineering using in vitro DNA recombination; characteristics of plasmid and phage vectors; recombinant selection and physical characterization. Prerequisites: BIO 443; MIC 441; instructor approval.

MIC 546 Recombinant DNA Laboratory. (2) N
Basic techniques in isolation of chromosomal, plasmid, and bacteriophage DNA; transformation; gene-splicing methods. Corequisite: MIC 545.

MIC 581 Molecular Mechanism of Pathogenesis. (3) F
Pathogenic mechanisms and host responses in bacterial diseases. Prerequisites: MIC 381 and 420 or instructor approval.

MIC 585 Molecular Virology. (3) S '98
Selected topics concerning molecular aspects of eukaryotic virus replication and pathogenesis. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

MIC 591 Seminar. (1–3) F, S
Topics may be selected from the following:
(a) Bacterial Ecology
(b) Current Research in Microbiology
(c) Enzymology
(d) Genetic Engineering
(e) Genetics
(f) Immunology
(g) Molecular Virology
(h) Neuroimmunology
(i) Pathogenic Bacteriology

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1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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