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Cell 422: Microbiology

Professor David A. Mullin
Office 2000 Stern Hall


  • Scope, perspective, and history
  • Microbiological methods, sterilization, and disinfection
  • Microscopy
  • Bacterial cell architecture, and motility
  • Microbial growth, nutrition, and kinetics
  • Microbial metabolism: Energetics, fermentation, and respiration
  • Microbial transformations of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur
  • Microbial genomics, genetic exchange, transposons
  • Medical microbiology
  • Immunology: Innate and acquired
  • Antibiotics and antimicrobial agents
  • Microbial taxonomy
  • The Archaea and bacteria
  • The microbial eukaryotes: fungi, algae, and protozoa
  • The viruses

Each exam counts as 33 1/3 % of the total grade. Homework assignments will be used to decide borderline grades. Late homework will not be accepted. If you miss an exam you will be allowed to take a makeup exam only if you contact me prior to the time of the exam and get my approval.

As a reminder: The Tulane University Honor Code stipulates that ALL ACADEMIC WORK MUST BE THE RESULT OF THE STUDENT'S OWN EFFORTS.