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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.
explain 3 points why gender is relevant to health.
wat causes sor throat
Ezeama Reply
Gram positive
streptococcus pyrogenes
group A streptococcus pyogenes. But not the only one.
does the bac of s.aures gives choronic diseas in bone?
causes virus bac group A strep allergies smoking
truth also virus
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.
Best scope in microbiology
wat abut skin
whatis scope
what is scope
what happened when someone died and what happened to the blood
Franca Reply
nice question
when you die you have no memory and the blood dry off
what microorganisms is all about?
And how many does the microorganisms is classified?
How are microbs organized
what is endoparasites and exo parasite and their example
Endo : inside the body Exo/ecto : outside or on the body
examples please
Louse for exo/ecto Helminths (worms) for endo
what's prokaryotic
mohaiminul Reply
A prokaryotic cell is a cell with no membrane bounds organelles
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
D N A ar purno rup ki
Ruba Reply
বাংলায় দেখবো DNA এর পূর্রন্যরুপ কি
what's microbiology
micro biology is the study of micro organisms,those being unicellular multicellular or a cellular
deoxyribonucleic acid is a long molecule that contains our unique genetic code.
Does the parasite/parasitology are under microbiology or not
Define bacteria
Bacteria are a type of biological cell & they constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms.
what kind of microbiology
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)
what is hepatitis B
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...
What are fundamental experiment of microbiology?
Lucky Reply
study of microscopic organisms, unicellular and multicellular
what are the characteristics of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotes
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
virus ribosomes absence. bacteria living organism. virus b/n living and non-living things
eukaryotic cell has a true membrane bond nucleus and has other membranous organelles that allow for compartmenalization of function
This answer is wrong
Jeffrey Reply
who discovered the growth curve
Joy Reply
Example of coccus bacteria
Nweke Reply
staphylococcus aureus
MRSA any bew information
pl. read any new information about MRSA
Any stru tural finding about novel corona virus

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