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©2002 Timothy Paustian, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  1. Classification and Phylogeny

    Classification

    A Natural System

    Difficulties in Classifying Microbes

    Molecular Phylogeny

    Eucarya

    Archaea

    Bacteria

    Molecular Ecology

    Footnotes

  2. The Structure of Procaryotes

    Introduction

    Cytoplasm

    Nucleic Acids

    DNA

    Proteins

    More Proteins

    Ribosomes

    Inclusions

    Membranes

    Membrane Functions

    Cell Wall

    More Cell Wall

    Flagella

    Surface Structures

  3. Nutrition and Growth of Bacteria

    Introduction

    Culture Media

    Physical Limits

    More Physical Limits

  4. Metabolism

    Introduction

    Basic Energy Concepts

    Enzymes

    Types of Catabolism

    Fermentation

    Feremented Foods

    Respiration

    Catabolism of Fats

    Catabolism of Proteins

    Amazing Respirations

    Membranes and Energy Generation

    Anaerobic Respiration

    Lithotrophs

    Photosynthesis

    Summary of Catabolism

    Anabolism

    Collecting Elements

    Synthesizing Monomers

    Carbon Assimilation

    Nitrogen Assimulation

    Other Assimilation

    Formation of Amino Acids

    Lipid Synthesis

    Nucleotide Synthesis

    Making Polymers

    Structural Assembly

    Amphibolic Pathways

  5. Host Parasite Relationships and Disease

    Introduction

    Host Defenses

    Normal Flora

    Constiuitive Defenses

    Constiuitive Def. (cont.)

    Inducible Defenses

    Antimicrobial Agents

    Resistance to Defenses

    Evasion of Host
    Immune System

    Resistance to Antibiotics

    Colinization and Invasion

    Evasion of Phagocytes

    Bacterial Diseases

    Protein Toxins

    Endotoxins

    Anthrax

    Botulism and Tetanus

    Chlamydia

    Cholera

    Diphtheria

    E. coli

    Helicobacterium pylori

    Lyme Disease

    Whooping Cought

    Pseudomonas

    Staphylococcus

    Streptococcus

    Syphilis

    Tuberculosis

  6. Control of Microbial Growth

    Sterilization

    Physical Agents

    Chemical Agents

    Antibiotics

    Resistance to Antibiotics

  7. Bacterial Genetics

    Table of Contents

    Why Do Genetics

    Genetic Terms

    More Terms

    Basic Molelcular Biology

    More Basic Concepts

    Screens

    Selections

    Mutation Frequency

    Chemical Mutagenesis

    Frameshift Mutation

    DNA Repair

    Mutation Summary

    Detecting Mutants

    Complex Mutation

    Insertion Sequences

    Compound Transposons

    Complex Transposons

    Models of Transposition

    Transposition Summary

    Mutagenesis in vitro

    Effects of Mutations

    Complementation

    Plasmids andConjugation

    F Factor

    Transformation

    Transduction

    GeneralizedTransduction

    SpecializedTransduction

    Complementation

    Mapping

    Two Factor Crosses

    Deletion Mapping

    Other Mapping Methods

    Strain Construction

    Inverse Genetics

    Gene Isolation

    Characterization ofClones

    Sequence Data

    General Approaches

    Fusions

    Supression

    Final Summary

    Problem Set 1

    Problem Set 2


    Definitions


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