Biology | Microbial Phys & Biochemistry
M350 | 13316 | Chen, L
Course format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, BH 304.
Requirements: P: Biol L112 and Chem C341.
Course Description: We will cover the basic biochemical mechanisms by
which prokaryotes couple exogenous energy sources with the metabolic
processes required for survival and growth. We will explore how
prokaryotes produce ATP, maintain pH homeostasis, transport solutes
and respond to environmental stress. Central to the course is an
introduction to basic metabolic pathways.
Required text: “The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes”, by D.
White. Second edition.
Weekly assignments: Text readings and problem-solving homework sets.
Exams/papers: Three-four written essay exams – no papers.