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Information Flow and Genetics

  1. Genetic variations can impact microbial functions (e.g., in biofilm formation, pathogenicity and drug resistance).
  2. Although the central dogma is universal in all cells, the processes of replication, transcription, and translation differ in Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryotes.
  3. The regulation of gene expression is influenced by external and internal molecular cues and/or signals.
  4. The synthesis of viral genetic material and proteins is dependent on host cells.
  5. Cell genomes can be manipulated to alter cell function.

Microbial Systems

  1. Microorganisms are ubiquitous and live in diverse and dynamic ecosystems.
  2. Most bacteria in nature live in biofilm communities.
  3. Microorganisms and their environment interact with and modify each other.
  4. Microorganisms, cellular and viral, can interact with both human and nonhuman hosts in beneficial, neutral or detrimental ways.

Impact of Microorganisms

  1. Microbes are essential for life as we know it and the processes that support life (e.g., in biogeochemical cycles and plant and/or animal microbiota).
  2. Microorganisms provide essential models that give us fundamental knowledge about life processes.
  3. Humans utilize and harness microorganisms and their products.
  4. Because the true diversity of microbial life is largely unknown, its effects and potential benefits have not been fully explored.

PART 2: Competencies and Skills

Scientific Thinking

  1. Ability to apply the process of science
    a. Demonstrate an ability to formulate hypotheses and design experiments based on the scientific method.
    b. Analyze and interpret results from a variety of microbiological methods and apply these methods to analogous situations.
  2. Ability to use quantitative reasoning
    a. Use mathematical reasoning and graphing skills to solve problems in microbiology.
  3. Ability to communicate and collaborate with other disciplines
    a. Effectively communicate fundamental concepts of microbiology in written and oral format.
    b. Identify credible scientific sources and interpret and evaluate the information therein.
  4. Ability to understand the relationship between science and society
    a. Identify and discuss ethical issues in microbiology.

Microbiology Laboratory Skills

  1. Properly prepare and view specimens for examination using microscopy (bright field and, if possible, phase contrast).
  2. Use pure culture and selective techniques to enrich for and isolate microorganisms.
  3. Use appropriate methods to identify microorganisms (media-based, molecular and serological).
  4. Estimate the number of microorganisms in a sample (using, for example, direct count, viable plate count, and spectrophotometric methods).
  5. Use appropriate microbiological and molecular lab equipment and methods.
  6. Practice safe microbiology, using appropriate protective and emergency procedures.
  7. Document and report on experimental protocols, results and conclusions.

Openstax Microbiology Correlation to asm recommended curriculum guidelines for undergraduate microbiology education

OpenStax Microbiology Correlation to ASM Curriculum Guidelines
Chapter ASM Curriculum Guidelines
1—An Invisible World 2, 4, 5, 11, 16, 20, 23, 26, 27, 31
2—How We See the Invisible World 6, 31, 32, 33
3—The Cell 1, 2, 5, 9, 16, 21, 25, 31
4—Prokaryotic Diversity 2, 4, 8, 11, 12, 16, 20, 23, 24, 31
5—The Eukaryotes of Microbiology 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 20, 23, 31
6—Acellular Pathogens 4, 10, 18, 23, 31
7—Microbial Biochemistry 1, 24, 33, 34
8—Microbial Metabolism 1, 11, 12, 13, 22, 24
9—Microbial Growth 12, 13, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35
10—Biochemistry of the Genome 1, 16, 25, 31
11—Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics 1, 2, 15, 16, 17, 31
12—Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics 19, 26, 31
13—Control of Microbial Growth 13, 14, 26, 31, 36, 37
14—Antimicrobial Drugs 3, 7, 14, 15, 23, 26, 31
15—Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 23, 33
16—Disease and Epidemiology 7, 14, 23, 26, 31
17—Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses 7, 8, 23
18—Adaptive Specific Host Defenses 7, 23, 26, 31
19—Diseases of the Immune System 7, 8, 24
20—Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response 31, 34
21—Skin and Eye Infections 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 23, 24, 31
22—Respiratory System Infections 7, 8, 9, 14, 18, 23, 24, 31
23—Urogenital System Infections 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24, 31
24—Digestive System Infections 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 18, 23, 24, 31
25—Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections 7, 8, 9, 14, 23, 31
26—Nervous System Infections 7, 8, 9, 14, 18, 23, 24, 31

Questions & Answers

what is pathogenic
kelvin Reply
biological pathogen is anything that can produce disease. a pathogen may also be referred to as an infectious agent, or simple a germ.
Dejene
Thanks
kelvin
explain 3 points why gender is relevant to health.
kelvin
wat causes sor throat
Ezeama Reply
Streptococcus
Rajat
Streptococcus
Panda
Gram positive
shamim
streptococcus pyrogenes
Sherma
group A streptococcus pyogenes. But not the only one.
Carlos
does the bac of s.aures gives choronic diseas in bone?
Elyas
causes virus bac group A strep allergies smoking
Elyas
truth also virus
Shania
what z microbiology
Mwelwa Reply
microbiology is all about the scientific study of microorganisms, their life changes, their life span, structural punctuality and their phenomenon.
Ridwan
thanks
micah
Best scope in microbiology
Rahul
wat abut skin
Elyas
whatis scope
Amare
what is scope
Funmi
what happened when someone died and what happened to the blood
Franca Reply
nice question
Attari
when you die you have no memory and the blood dry off
Falere
what microorganisms is all about?
Ridwan
And how many does the microorganisms is classified?
Ridwan
How are microbs organized
Saskia
what is endoparasites and exo parasite and their example
OGEDE Reply
Endo : inside the body Exo/ecto : outside or on the body
Paul
examples please
OGEDE
Louse for exo/ecto Helminths (worms) for endo
Paul
what's prokaryotic
mohaiminul Reply
A prokaryotic cell is a cell with no membrane bounds organelles
Paul
what are the main effect of parasite?
yunusa Reply
nutritional group of micro organism
Mana Reply
what are the charateristic bacteria, eukaryotes, and viruses have in commom
Ami Reply
what type of bacteria ismor serious
Amare
D N A ar purno rup ki
Ruba Reply
বাংলায় দেখবো DNA এর পূর্রন্যরুপ কি
Ruba
what's microbiology
micah
micro biology is the study of micro organisms,those being unicellular multicellular or a cellular
aniisha
deoxyribonucleic acid is a long molecule that contains our unique genetic code.
aniisha
Does the parasite/parasitology are under microbiology or not
yunusa
Define bacteria
Kainat
Bacteria are a type of biological cell & they constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms.
raisa
what kind of microbiology
Mira
hello what is main function of T and B cells
Ishaq Reply
T cells are involved in cell-mediated immunity while B cells are primarily responsible for humoral immunity (relating to antibodies)
Janet
what is hepatitis B
Sunday
it's viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic diseases. the virus is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery, as well as through contact with blood or other body fluids...
Dejene
What are fundamental experiment of microbiology?
Lucky Reply
study of microscopic organisms, unicellular and multicellular
Falere
what are the characteristics of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotes
Ami
bacteria-are living organism. contain a peptidoglycan/lipopolysaccharide cell wall. VIRUS-are considered as organic structure which interact with living organism don't have acell wall. they have many differents like bacteria size -large(1000nm) virus size-smaller(20-400nm). bacteria ribosomes presen
Dejene
virus ribosomes absence. bacteria living organism. virus b/n living and non-living things
Dejene
eukaryotic cell has a true membrane bond nucleus and has other membranous organelles that allow for compartmenalization of function
Dejene
This answer is wrong
Jeffrey Reply
who discovered the growth curve
Joy Reply
Example of coccus bacteria
Nweke Reply
staphylococcus aureus
Elton
MRSA any bew information
Satish
pl. read any new information about MRSA
Satish
Any stru tural finding about novel corona virus
Satish

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