7.21 Microbial Physiology
Biochemical properties of bacteria and other microorganisms that enable them to grow under a variety of conditions. Interaction between bacteria and bacteriophages. Genetic and metabolic regulation of enzyme action and enzyme formation. Structure and function of components of the bacterial cell envelope. Protein secretion with a special emphasis on its various roles in pathogenesis. Additional topics include bioenergetics, symbiosis, quorum sensing, global responses to DNA damage, and biofilms. Students taking the graduate version are expected to explore the subject in greater depth.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-114.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.21 Microbial Physiology site or on the 7.21 Stellar site.
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