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Biological Sciences

Marine Biology

The Marine Biology major provides students with a strong foundation in basic biological concepts such as genetics, ecology, cell biology and marine systems as well as chemistry and mathematics.  The plan of study provides the opportunity to choose elective courses from a wide variety of courses offered at Auburn University.  In addition, students are required to take summer courses offered at marine labs around the United States, including Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Gulf Coast Research Lab.  Students are also encouraged to consider internships and undergraduate research.  Marine Biology graduates are well-prepared for advanced study in any marine science area or employment with marine labs, various governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved with coastal management and conservation, and tourism.

Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology

The Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology major provides students with an excellent foundation in the areas of microbiology, cellular and molecular biology that emphasizes the understanding of life at the cellular and molecular level. The choice of a formal option within the major allows students to concentrate on a particular area of interest. Each option provides a wide variety of courses and opportunities for undergraduate research. Students selecting the Microbiology option will be well prepared for postgraduate work or career advancement in a number of areas including food, environmental and medical microbiology. Students selecting the Cell and Molecular Biology option would also be well prepared for postgraduate study or career advancement in any area of eukaryotic cell or molecular biology. Both options provide excellent preparation for students interested in biotechnology or professional programs in the health sciences.

Organismal Biology

The Organismal Biology major provides students with a solid foundation in basic biological concepts, such as evolution, ecology, genetics and cell biology and also provides a foundation in physics, chemistry and mathematics. The three formal options within the major allow students to specialize in various ways, while focusing on the study of plants or animals through the choice of elective courses. The major provides a solid foundation for pursuing graduate degrees (M.S. or Ph.D.) in biological fields, but also prepares students for a wide range of laboratory and field-based research positions in environmental resource assessment, management and conservation within federal, state and private agencies or organizations.


 


 

Biology Courses

BIOL 1000 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Science Core. Introduction to biological principles relevant to human society. Designed for non-science majors. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1000 and BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027.

BIOL 1001 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0) LAB. Laboratory course for BIOL 1000.

BIOL 1010 A SURVEY OF LIFE (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 1000 or BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027 or SCMH 1010. Science Core. Emphasis on contrasting strategies employed by organisms to meet similar biological needs. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037.

BIOL 1011 A SURVEY OF LIFE LABORATORY (0) LAB. Laboratory course for BIOL 1010.

BIOL 1020 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Science Core. Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1000 or BIOL 1027.

BIOL 1021 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0) LAB. Coreq. BIOL 1020. Laboratory Course for BIOL 1020.

BIOL 1027 HONORS BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. Honors College. Science Core. Introduction to the physical, chemical, and biological principles common to all organisms. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1027 and BIOL 1000 or BIOL 1020.

BIOL 1030 ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027. Coreq. BIOL 1031. Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1037.

BIOL 1031 ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (0) LAB. Coreq. BIOL 1030. Laboratory Course for BIOL 1030.

BIOL 1037 HONORS ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. Honors College. BIOL 1020 and BIOL 1027. Science Core. Principles and fundamentals of biology at the organismal level. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 1037 and BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1030.

BIOL 2000 MICROBIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 1. Pr. BIOL 1000 or (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027). Introduction to the science of microbiology with an emphasis on the public health aspects. (Cannot be used to satisfy minor or major requirements in the biological sciences).

BIOL 2015 MARINE SCIENCE I OCEANOGRAPHY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. MATH 1130. Departmental approvalAn introduction to oceanography that integrates physical, geological, chemical and biological oceanography to provide a multidisciplinary foundation in the fundamentals of marine science. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 2415 MARINE SCIENCE II: MARINE BIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Departmental approvalAn overview of biological oceanography with emphasis on organisms, habitats, and fisheries of Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 2425 MARINE BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approvalThe invertebrates, vertebrates and marine plants as communities with emphasis on local examples. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 2445 COASTAL ECOLOGY FOR TEACHERS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Departmental approval. Provides teachers with a background in basic coastal ecology. Interdisciplinary concepts involving the environment and its conservation. Taught at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Basic science course required for education degree.

BIOL 2500 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 1000 or (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027). Study of the structure and function of the human body. First half of two-part sequence with BIOL 2510, concentrating on tissues, muscle, and nervous system.

BIOL 2510 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 2500. Study of the structure and function of the human body. second half of two-part sequence with BIOL 2500, concentrating on cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems.

BIOL 3000/3003 GENETICS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 1. Pr. (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027). An overview of theoretical principles of transmission, cytological, molecular, and population genetics. Problem solving will be emphasized. May count either BIOL 3000 or BIOL 3003.

BIOL 3010 COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Evolution and function of craniates and their organ systems.

BIOL 3020 GENOMIC BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027. An overview of genes, genomes, and genomic and proteomic approaches and methodology. Application of principles of biology at the genomic level. Includes an introduction to bioinformatic approaches to genomic problems in a computer laboratory setting.

BIOL 3030 EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. An introduction to evolutionary processes, classification, of organisms and scientific nomenclature.

BIOL 3040 BIOLOGY OF MARINE SYSTEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027) and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Introduction to marine systems and biological investigations of coastal, near shore and open ocean organisms and processes.

BIOL 3060 ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval. Interactions of organisms with their environments and characteristics of populations, communities, and ecosystems. 8 hours of Biology or

BIOL 3075 INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. MATH 1150 and CHEM 1030 and PHYS 1500. Departmental approvalThe physics, chemistry, biology, and geology of the oceans. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 3100 PLANT BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. LAB. 1. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and (CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1030). Introduction to the morphology, anatomy, physiology and classification of plants with laboratory.

BIOL 3120/3123 NURSING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Exploration of membrane, muscle and nerve physiology, peripheral and central nervous systems; special consideration of physiological processes involved in cardiology, respiration, the urinary system, digestion, and reproduction.

BIOL 3200 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. CHEM 1030. Introduction to the science of microbiology, emphasizing cell structure, systematics, growth, genetics, and the role in human affairs.

BIOL 3500 PERSPECTIVES IN IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (P/C BIOL 3000 or P/C BIOL 3020) and BIOL 3200. Introduction to the cells and components of the immune response with an emphasis on host response to infection and medical immunology.

BIOL 4000 HISTOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Morphology and classification of tissues; arrangement of tissues in organs and systems of vertebrate animals.

BIOL 4010 INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Survey of the phyla of invertebrates with emphasis on morphology, anatomy, ecology, evolution, and systematics.

BIOL 4020 VERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Ecology and evolution of living vertebrates of the world.

BIOL 4055 MARINE SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Provides teachers an introduction to the study of marine science and incorporation of marine biology at all grade levels. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 4100 CELL BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CHEM 2070 and BIOL 3000 and (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Evolution, organization, physiology, molecular biology of cells, membranes, cytoplasm, and organelles. Energy, transport, motility, cell division, signaling, transcription, translation.

BIOL 4101 CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY (2) LAB. 4. Pr. P/C BIOL 4100. Light/electron microscopy, cell structure, origins of life, centrifugation, protein/nucleic acid electrophoresis, and blotting, motility, DNA purification, chromatography, pH, fluorescence microscopy.

BIOL 4150 HUMAN GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 4100 and CHEM 2080. Study of the biological interaction of genes, effects of mutation and changes in gene frequency in human populations. Emphasis on molecular approach to study evolutionary changes in human gene pools.

BIOL 4395 MARINE FAUNISTIC ECOLOGY (5) LEC. 2. LAB. 6. Departmental approval. A field survey of animals associated with three habitat types and factors controlling their distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 4410 VERTEBRATE DEVELOPMENT (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 3000. Morphogenesis and organogenesis of frog, chick, pig, and human from a descriptive and analytical viewpoint.

BIOL 4425 MARINE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT (4) LEC. 4. Departmental approval. Fisheries management philosophy, objectives, problems, and principles involved in management decisions. Offered at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 4435 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MARINE SCIENCE (1-6) LEC. Departmental approval. An opportunity for students to study in an area in which GCRL offers no formal course; not research oriented. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

BIOL 4445 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN MARINE SCIENCE (1-6) AAB/LEC. Departmental approval. Individualized research-oriented experience. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

BIOL 4455 MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (5) LEC. 5.

BIOL 4465 PARASITES OF MARINE ANIMALS (6) LEC. 3. LAB. 6. Pr. BIOL 5110. Departmental approvalA study of the parasites of marine estuarine animals with emphasis on morphology, taxonomy, life histories, and host-parasite relationships. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 4475 MARINE ICHTHYOLOGY (6) LEC. 6. Pr. At least 13 credits in BIOL 1000 or higher and BIOL 3010. Departmental approvalBiology of the major piscine taxa in Mississippi Sound. Principles involved in classification and evolutionary relationships of these organisms. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. 16 hours including BIOL 3010 and

BIOL 4485 MARINE ECOLOGY (5) LEC. 5. Pr. BIOL 1000-8990 and BIOL 4010. The relationship of marine organisms to their environment and the effects of environment on abundance and distribution on marine organisms. Offered at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS. Departmental approval and 16 hours of Biological Science including BIOL 4010.

BIOL 4495 COMPARATIVE HISTOLOGY OF MARINE ORGANISMS (6) LEC. 6. Departmental approval. Detailed study of the histological organization and its relationships to physiological changes during the life cycle of representative marine organisms. Light and electron microscopy. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

BIOL 4515 MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. At least 10 credits in BIOL 2000-8990. Departmental approvalThe natural history, systematics, and morphology of marine invertebrates from the Gulf of Mexico; oriented toward a field and laboratory approach. Participation in extended field trips is part of the course. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 4525 DOLPHINS AND WHALES (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approvalClassification, anatomy, and ecology of the cetaceans. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 4535 COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approvalManagement of shorelines and flood plains, and current legislation. Water quality and ecosystem quality management. Taught only at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 4545 COASTAL ORNITHOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 4020. Departmental approvalCoastal and pelagic birds with emphasis on ecology, taxonomy, and distribution. Taught at Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

BIOL 4565 MARINE VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Departmental approvalSystematics, zoogeography and ecology of marine fishes, reptiles, and mammals. Taught at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. May not be substituted for BIOL 4020.

BIOL 4575 MARINE ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 4.

BIOL 4920 INTERNSHIP IN BIOLOGY (1-4) INT. SU. Application of biology concepts and skills in a professional experience. 12 credit hours in 300-level or higher BIOL courses. Departmental approval. Student must be enrolled in a major offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

BIOL 4950 UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR (1) LEC. 1. Departmental approval. Oral presentation and discussion of recent scientific publications from a selected area of biological sciences. One hour is required for all majors. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

BIOL 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-3) LEC. Pr. Honors College. Departmental approvaland membership in the Honors College. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

BIOL 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) AAB. Departmental approval. Instruction and discussion in a selected current topic in Biological Sciences. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.

BIOL 4980 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (2-4) AAB/IND. Departmental approval. Directed research in an area of specialty within the department. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

BIOL 4997 HONORS THESIS (1-3) IND. Pr. Honors College. Undergraduate research and thesis. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

BIOL 5020 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 and BIOL 4410. Consideration of induction, constancy of the genome, pathfinding by migrating cells, morphogenetic movements, and other developmental processes.

BIOL 5090 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. This course is an overview of ethical, economic and biological aspects of conservation biology at scales ranging from local to global. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5090 and BIOL 6090.

BIOL 5110 PARASITOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 or BIOL 2500. Development, identification, host-parasite relationships, and medical significance of parasitic protozoa, helminthes, and arthropods that infect humans, domestic animals and wildlife. May count either BIOL 5110 or LABT 4050.

BIOL 5120 SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Classification, nomenclature, distribution, systematics, and evolution of vascular plants.

BIOL 5130 ADVANCED PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100 and CHEM 2080. Coreq. BIOL 5131. Physiological and biochemical processes effecting plant growth and development including water relations, photosynthesis, respiration, and hormones.

BIOL 5131 ADVANCED PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (1) LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3101 and CHEM 2081 and BIOL 5130. Coreq. BIOL 5130. Laboratory exercises in plant physiology. Including water relations, metabolism and growth, and development.

BIOL 5140 PLANT ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060. Departmental approvalExploration of ecological interactions between plants and their environment. Field trips emphasize Southeastern habitats/plant examples. Includes 3-day weekend field trip.

BIOL 5150 COMMUNITY ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Dynamics of ecological communities, including niches, species interactions, succession, island biogeography, biodiversity and food webs. May count BIOL 5150 or BIOL 6150.

BIOL 5160 FIELD BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (3-15) LEC. 3. Intensive classroom and field studies of an area outside Alabama. 15 hours of biology. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit hours.

BIOL 5190 CELL AND MOLECULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 and BIOL 5220. Study of cellular communication and regulation with emphasis on integration between cellular, molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches.

BIOL 5200 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 3200. Isolation, cultivation, identification, classification and pathogenesis of infectious agents with emphasis on bacteria; includes clinical materials, Eubacteria, Mycoplasmata, Ricekttsiae and Spriocha. May count either BIOL 5200 or BIOL 6200.

BIOL 5210 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and CHEM 2080. General physiology of microbial cells emphasizing fermentation, respiration, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, cell wall synthesis, membranes, and macromolecular synthesis.

BIOL 5220 INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Principles of gene expression including replication, transcription, and translation; structure and regulation of genes; concepts and techniques in recombinant DNA.

BIOL 5230 VIROLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (P/C BIOL 5220 or P/C BIOL 6220) or (P/C BIOL 5260 or P/C BIOL 6260). Biology of viruses, including structure, entry, replication, assembly and release, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of viral infections. May count BIOL 5230 or BIOL 6230.

BIOL 5240 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 or CHEM 2070. General overview of the function of the major systems in animals, including evolution and adaptation to specific environments.

BIOL 5250 MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Introduction to microbial evolutionary history and theory, and survey of microbial diversity. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5250 and BIOL 6250.

BIOL 5260 PROKARYOTIC MOLECULAR GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Molecular principles of bacterial genetics including gene structure, genetic organization, regulation of gene expression, acquisition and loss of genes leading to microbial evolution. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5260 and BIOL 6260.

BIOL 5270 HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and (BIOL 5220 or BIOL 5260). This course will explore interactions between microbes and their hosts including plants, insects and animals. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5270 and 6270.

BIOL 5280 GENETHICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Twenty-first century biotechnology and related ethical issues, including human cloning, stem cells, neuroenhancement, age retardation, genetic enhancement, and nanobiology. May count BIOL 5280 or 6280.

BIOL 5300 PLANT ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 3100. Investigation of the various levels of plant organization from subcellular to organ through use of light and scanning electron microscopes.

BIOL 5320 PLANT GENE EXPRESSION (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 3100. Departmental approvalGenetic expression of genetic elements in plants from the recent literature.

BIOL 5330 DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Study of the genetics and genetic mechanisms behind developmental processes occurring in a range of species. May count either BIOL 5330 or BIOL 6330.

BIOL 5340 PROTOZOOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Life history, identification, cell biology, and evolution of free-living and parasitic protozoa of the major groups. Laboratory includes techniques for microscopy.

BIOL 5350 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3030 and BIOL 3060. Evolution of behaviors via natural, sexual, and kin selections; evolutionary influences on social groups, mating systems, cooperative breeding, and other interactions.

BIOL 5360 POPULATION ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060 and (MATH 1610 or MATH 1617). Departmental approvalQuantitative study of populations, including life tables, Leslie matrices, exponential and logistic models, metapopulations, and life-history theory.

BIOL 5370 MOLECULAR ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3030. General overview of the concepts and techniques regarding the application of molecular variation in answering questions pertaining to populations and communities of organisms. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5370 and BIOL 6370.

BIOL 5375 MARINE SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. At least 6 credits in BIOL 1000-8990. Principle-centered training in a broad spectrum of subjects relating marine science to health, reading, social studies, language, arithmetic, science, and art. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Departmental approval and 6 hours in basic biology science.

BIOL 5380 GENERAL ICHTHYOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Survey of the biodiversity of world and local fishes with an overview of ecology, behavior, biology, and conservation of fishes.

BIOL 5415 SALT MARSH PLANT ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3100. The plant ecology of salt marshes.

BIOL 5425 MARINE BOTANY (4) LEC. 4.

BIOL 5435 COASTAL VEGETATION (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3100. Study of different coastal ecosystems with an emphasis on plant vegetation.

BIOL 5455 MARSH ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 4.

BIOL 5465 MARINE MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 4600. Departmental approvalThe role of microorganisms in marine environments.

BIOL 5475 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Departmental approval. A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Summer.

BIOL 5495 MARINE PROTOZOOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Treatment of the major groups of protists from marine habitats including their taxonomy, structure, ecology, and methods of studying. Introductory Biology.

BIOL 5500 IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 3000. The cellular and molecular basis of the immune response, including antigen presentation, immunogenetics, effector mechanisms, and medical immunology.

BIOL 5501 IMMUNOLOGY LAB (2) LAB. 4. Pr. P/C BIOL 5500. Techniques illustrating principles of antigen-antibody interactions and their application in immunoassays, identification of leukocytes, cellular interactions, and antibody production.

BIOL 5510 BIOGEOGRAPHY (3) LEC. 3. Patterns and processes associated with the distribution of living and fossil organisms.

BIOL 5521 GENE EXPRESSION AND RECOMBINANT DNA LABORATORY (2) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. P/C BIOL 5220. Laboratory experiences demonstrating concepts and techniques in recombinant DNA.

BIOL 5525 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Study of animal behavior and the influence by and interaction with the environment and the ecological and evolutionary significance of these behaviors. Summer. Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology.

BIOL 5535 MARINE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Examination of conservation biology based on previous study of marine ecology. Summer. General or Marine Ecology course.

BIOL 5550 WETLAND BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Biology of world wetland habitats. Field trips, paper, and presentation required.

BIOL 5600 MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY (BIOMEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY) (6) LEC. 5. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 or BIOL 2500) and CHEM 2080. An in-depth investigation of the physiology of the major mammalian organ systems.

BIOL 5605 MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY (6) LEC. 5. LAB. 3. To give students a detailed overview of human physiology. Students will learn the normal function of the body systems through reading, lecture and discussion.

BIOL 5650 ETHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060. Animal behaviors, analysis of their adaptive value, development, and evolution.

BIOL 5660 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 6. Pr. BIOL 3200. The role of microorganisms in food production and food spoilage with basic training in the microbiological analysis food.

BIOL 5700 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200. Introduction to the ecology, systematics, interrelationships, and role of micro-organisms in geochemical cycles, bioremediation and pharmaceutical production.

BIOL 5740 HERPETOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Ecology and evolution of living amphibians and reptiles of the world.

BIOL 5750 ORNITHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3030 and BIOL 3060. Taxonomy, evolution, ecology, and behavior of birds.

BIOL 5760 MAMMALOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval. Characteristics, origins, ecology, behavior, reproduction, physiology, and diversity of mammals. Labs include survey or current literature, field trips, data analysis, and report preparation.

BIOL 6020 DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 and BIOL 4410. Consideration of induction, constancy of the genome, pathfinding by migrating cells, morphogenetic movements, and other developmental processes.

BIOL 6090 CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. This course is an overview of ethical, economic and biological aspects of conservation biology at scales ranging from local to global. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5090 and BIOL 6090.

BIOL 6110 PARASITOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) or BIOL 2500. Development, identification, host-parasite relationships, and medical significance of parasitic protozoa, helminthes, and arthropods that infect humans, domestic animals, and wildlife.

BIOL 6120 SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037). Classification, nomenclature, distribution, systematics, and evolution of vascular plants.

BIOL 6130 ADVANCED PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100 and BIOL 2080. Coreq. BIOL 6131. Physiological and biochemical processes effecting plant growth and development including water relations, photosynthesis, respiration, and hormones.

BIOL 6131 ADV PLANT PHYSIOLOGY LAB (1) LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3101 and CHEM 2081. Coreq. BIOL 6130. Laboratory exercises in plant physiology. Including water relations, metabolism, and growth and development.

BIOL 6140 PLANT ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060. Departmental approvalExploration of ecological interactions between plants and their environment. Field trips emphasize Southeastern habitats/plant examples. Includes 3-day weekend field trip.

BIOL 6150 COMMUNITY ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Dynamics of ecological communities, including niches, species interactions, succession, island biogeography, biodiversity and food webs. May count BIOL 5150 or BIOL 6150.

BIOL 6160 FIELD BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY (3-15) LEC. 3. Pr. At least 15 credits in BIOL 1000-8990. Intensive classroom and field studies of an area outside Alabama. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 15 credit hours. Departmental approval and 15 hours of biology.

BIOL 6190 CELL AND MOLECULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 and BIOL 5220 and CHEM 2080. Study of cellular communication and regulation with emphasis on integration between cellular, molecular, genetic, and biochemical approaches.

BIOL 6200 CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 3200. Isolation, cultivation, identification, classification and pathogenesis of infectious agents with emphasis on bacteria; includes clinical materials, Eubacteria, Mycoplasmata, Ricekttsiae and Spriocha. May count either BIOL 5200 or BIOL 6200.

BIOL 6210 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and CHEM 2070. General physiology of microbial cells emphasizing fermentation, respiration, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, cell wall synthesis, membranes, and macromolecular synthesis.

BIOL 6220 INTRODUCTORY MOLECULAR GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Advanced principles of gene expression including replication, transcription and translation; structure and regulation of genes; detailed concepts and techniques in recombinant DNA. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 6220 and CMBL 6220.

BIOL 6230 VIROLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (P/C BIOL 5220 or P/C BIOL 6220) or (P/C BIOL 5260 or P/C BIOL 6260). Biology of viruses, including structure, entry, replication, assembly and release, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of viral infections. May count BIOL 5230 or BIOL 6230.

BIOL 6240 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100 or CHEM 2070. General overview of the function of the major systems in animals, including evolution and adaptation to specific environments.

BIOL 6250 MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Introduction to microbial evolutionary history and theory, and survey of microbial diversity. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5250 and BIOL 6250.

BIOL 6260 PROKARYOTIC MOLECULAR GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Molecular principles of bacterial genetics including gene structure, genetic organization, regulation of gene expression, acquisition and loss of genes leading to microbial evolution. Course will not be given for both BIOL 5260 and BIOL 6260.

BIOL 6270 HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and (BIOL 5200 or BIOL 5260). This course will explore interactions between microbes and their hosts including plants, insects and animals. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5270 and BIOL 6270.

BIOL 6280 GENETHICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Twenty-first century biotechnology and related ethical issues, including human cloning, stem cells, neuroenhancement, age retardation, genetic enhancement, and nanobiology. May count BIOL 5280 or 6280.

BIOL 6300 PLANT ANATOMY AND DEVELOPMENT (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 6130. The study of the structure and ontogeny of plant cells, tissues, and organs. Fall.

BIOL 6320 PLANT GENE EXPRESSION (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 5320. Departmental approvalGenetic expression of genetic elements in plants from the recent literature. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 6320 and CMBL 6320.

BIOL 6330 DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Study of the genetics and genetic mechanisms behind developmental processes occurring in a range of species. May count either BIOL 6330 or BIOL 5330.

BIOL 6340 PROTOZOOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Life history, identification, cell biology, and evolution of free-living and parasitic protozoa of the major groups. Laboratory includes techniques for microscopy.

BIOL 6350 BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3030 and BIOL 3060. Evolution of behaviors via natural, sexual, and kin selections; evolutionary influences on social groups, mating systems, cooperative breeding, and other interactions.

BIOL 6360 POPULATION ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Departmental approvalQuantitative study of populations, including life tables, Leslie matrices, exponential and logistic models, metapopulations, and life-history theory.

BIOL 6370 MOLECULAR ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3060. General overview of the concepts and techniques regarding the application of molecular variation in answering questions pertaining to populations and communities of organisms. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 5370 and BIOL 6370.

BIOL 6375 MARINE SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS (3) LEC. 3. Principle-centered training in a broad spectrum of subjects relating marine science to health, reading, social studies, language, arithmetic, science, and art. Taught at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Departmental approval and 6 hours in basic biological science.

BIOL 6380 GENERAL ICHTHYOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037. Survey of the biodiversity of world and local fishes with an overview of ecology, behavior, biology, and conservation of fishes.

BIOL 6415 SALT MARSH PLANT ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3100. The plant ecology of salt marshes.

BIOL 6425 MARINE BOTANY (4) LEC. 4.

BIOL 6435 COASTAL VEGETATION (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3100. Study of different coastal ecosystems with an emphasis on plant vegetation.

BIOL 6455 MARSH ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 4.

BIOL 6465 MARINE MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 4600. Departmental approvalThe role of microorganisms in marine environments.

BIOL 6475 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Departmental approval. A descriptive study of the oceanology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent waters including coastal zone, continental shelf, and deep ocean. Summer.

BIOL 6495 MARINE PROTOZOOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Treatment of the major groups of protists from marine habitats including their taxonomy, structure, ecology, and methods of studying.

BIOL 6500 IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 3000. Coreq. BIOL 6501. The cellular and molecular basis of the immune response, including antigen presentation, immunogenetics, effector mechanisms, and medical immunology.

BIOL 6501 IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY (2) LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 5500 or BIOL 6500. Coreq. BIOL 6500. Techniques illustrating principles of antigen-antibody interactions and their application in immunoassays, identification of leukocytes, cellular interactions, and antibody production.

BIOL 6510 BIOGEOGRAPHY (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Patterns and processes associated with the distribution of living and fossil organisms.

BIOL 6521 GENE EXPRESSION AND RECOMBINANT DNA LABORATORY (2) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. P/C BIOL 5220 or P/C BIOL 6220. Laboratory experiences demonstrating concepts and techniques in recombinant DNA.

BIOL 6525 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Study of animal behavior and the influence by and interaction with the environment and the ecological and evolutionary significance of these behaviors. Vertebrate and Invertebrate Zoology required.

BIOL 6535 MARINE BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Examination of conservation biology based on previous study of marine ecology. General or Marine Ecology course required.

BIOL 6550 WETLAND BIOLOGY (4) LEC. 4. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. Biology of world wetland habitats. Field trips, research project, presentation, and paper discussion required.

BIOL 6600 MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY (BIOMEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY) (6) LEC. 5. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037 or BIOL 2500) and CHEM 2080. An in-depth investigation of the physiology of the major mammalian organ systems.

BIOL 6650 ETHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060. Animal behaviors, analysis of their adaptive value, development, and evolution.

BIOL 6660 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200. The role of microorganisms food production and food spoilage with basic training in the microbiological analysis of food.

BIOL 6700 APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. BIOL 3200. An advanced treatment of bacteria comprising the Kingdom Prokaryotae, emphasizing ecology, systematics, interrelationships, geochemical cycles, and bioremediation.

BIOL 6740 HERPETOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Ecology and evolution of living amphibians and reptiles of the world.

BIOL 6750 ORNITHOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3030 and BIOL 3060. Departmental approvalAn intensive investigation of the current literature and relevant research dealing with birds.

BIOL 6760 MAMMALOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Departmental approval. Characteristics, origins, ecology, behavior, reproduction, physiology, and diversity of mammals. Labs include survey or current literature, fieldtrips, data analysis and report preparation.

BIOL 7000 ADVANCED PARASITOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 6110 or BIOL 5110. Departmental approvalInteractions of organisms with their environments and characteristics of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Eight hours of Biology or

BIOL 7010 FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING BIOLOGY (1) LEC. 1. SU. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

BIOL 7030 ADVANCED ICHTHYOLOGY (6) LEC. 6. LAB. 32. Pr. BIOL 6380 or FISH 6380. Survey of the biodiversity of freshwater fishes in the southeastern United States through intensive field trips and sampling. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7030 and FISH 7030.

BIOL 7060 ADVANCED MAMMALOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 6760. Current literature in mammalogy, collections management, and professional aspects of mammalogy. Labs include preparing specimens, curating research collections, fieldtrips, library work, data analysis, and report preparation.

BIOL 7125 COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS DYNAMICS (2) LEC. 2. Investigation of the basic principles of ecosystem structure and function. Biological Oceanography, Advanced Marine Ecology, Fisheries Oceanography recommended.

BIOL 7160 SYSTEMATIC ICHTHYOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 6380. The principles of systematics and their application to the study of the evolution of fishes. Emphasizes individual and group work with faunistic literature and museum material.

BIOL 7170 POPULATION GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Examination of the theories relating to maintenance of variation in natural populations of plants and animals.

BIOL 7190 COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 6240. Departmental approvalEvolution of physiological and biochemical systems in invertebrates and lower vertebrates and adaptations to specific environments.

BIOL 7200 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200. Topics of current interest in evolution. Readings and presentation required.

BIOL 7225 FIELD MARINE SCIENCE - MAINE (2) LEC. 1. LAB. 4. Field study in Maine emphasizing rocky intertidal, kelp bed, and eel grass habitats.

BIOL 7270 ULTRASTRUCTURE PLANT CELLS AND MICROBES (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Departmental approval. Theory and practice of transmission and scanning electron microscopy and their applications to the biological sciences. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7270 and CMBL 7270. Spring.

BIOL 7280 PLANT HORMONES (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 6130. Synthesis, physiology, and mode of action of the major plant hormones including abscisic acid, auxins, cytokinins, ethylene, and gibberellins.

BIOL 7290 EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 6170. Departmental approvalThe role of population processes as mechanisms for evolution; and evolution at the molecular level. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7290 and CMBL 7290.

BIOL 7330 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF PLANT DEVELOPMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 6130 and BIOL 7280. Departmental approvalPhysiological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of plant growth and development. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7330 and CMBL 7330.

BIOL 7340 WATER RELATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS (2) LEC. 2.

BIOL 7370 STREAM ECOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (BIOL 1030 or BIOL 1037) and BIOL 3060. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of stream ecosystems emphasizing effects of natural environmental factors and human influences on stream biota, and quantitative methods used to study stream ecology.

BIOL 7380 ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF RIVERINE SYSTEMS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 7370. River systems within a landscape ecology and ecosystem management context. Laboratory sessions stress techniques for assessment and management.

BIOL 7440 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100. Examination of current areas of research in cell and developmental biology by directed reading and discussion. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7440 and CMBL 7440.

BIOL 7490 PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060. A study of the physiological adaptations that allow animals to survive in unusual environments. A course in ecology required.

BIOL 7515 OCEANOLOGY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO (3) LEC. 3.

BIOL 7530 ADVANCED SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (3) LEC. 3. Morphological and molecular approaches to modern systematics of plants.

BIOL 7540 PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS OF BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Instruction on practical aspects of a career in biological sciences.

BIOL 7560 PLANT/ANIMAL INTERACTIONS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3100 and BIOL 3060. Departmental approvalOverview of ecological and evolutionary interrelationships between animals and plants, including pollination biology, dispersal ecology, carnivory, and plant-herbivore interactions.

BIOL 7620 MICROBIOLOGY OF EPIDEMICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4200. Departmental approvalEpidemics of communicable disease outbreaks are analyzed according to the hosts, modes of transmission, environment, and pathogenesis of the agents.

BIOL 7705 TROPICAL BIOLOGY: ECOLOGICAL APPROACH (8) LEC. 4. LAB. 12. Pr. At least 15 credits in BIOL 6000-8990. An in-depth introduction to the principles of ecology in the tropics. Orientation and introductory lecture in San Jose, Costa Rica, followed by field work during an 8 week period. 15 hours of graduate level biological science.

BIOL 7715 TROPICAL AGRO ECOLOGY (8) LEC. 4. LAB. 12. Pr. At least 20 credits in BIOL 6000-8990. Application of ecological principles to tropical agricultural systems with emphasis on research training. Orientation in San Jose, Costa Rica followed by visits to 3 main habitats.

BIOL 7720 PROKARYOTIC GENE REGULATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 6210 and (BIOL 6180 or CHEM 6180). Discussion of gene expression in bacteria using the current literature.

BIOL 7950 MASTERS THESIS SEMINAR (1) LEC. 1. SU. Departmental approval. Oral presentation and discussion of research in the field of specialization. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credit hours.

BIOL 7960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-4) LEC. Pr. P/C BIOL 6220. Oral presentation and discussion of recent scientific publications from a selected area molecular biology. Credit will not be given for both BIOL 7960 and CMBL 7960. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

BIOL 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) AAB. Departmental approval. Instruction and discussion in a selected current topic in botany, microbiology, molecular biology, or zoology. A different topic for advanced study will be selected each semester this course is offered. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.

BIOL 7990 RESEARCH AND THESIS (1-10) MST. Course may be repeated with change in topic.

BIOL 8950 DOCTORAL SEMINAR (1) SEM. 1. SU. Oral presentation and discussion of research in the field of specialization. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

BIOL 8990 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-10) DSR. Course may be repeated with change in topic.

Cell and Molecular Biology Courses

CMBL 4150 HUMAN GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 4100 and CHEM 2080. Study of the biological interaction of genes, effects of mutation and changes in gene frequency in human populations. Emphasis on molecular approach to study evolutionary changes in human gene pools.

CMBL 5190 CELL AND MOLECULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 4100 and BIOL 4220 and CHEM 2090. The study of cellular communication and regulation with emphasis on integration between cellular, molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches.

CMBL 5500 IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 3000. The cellular and molecular basis of the immune response, including antigen presentation, immunogenetics, effector mechanisms and medical immunology.

CMBL 5501 IMMUNOLOGY LAB (2) LAB. 4. Coreq. BIOL 5500. Techniques illustrating principles of antigen-antibody interactions and their application in immunoassays, identification of leukocytes, cellular interactions and antibody production.

CMBL 6190 CELL AND MOLECULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 4100 and BIOL 4050 and CHEM 2090. Study of cellular communication and regulation with emphasis on integration between cellular, molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 6190 and BIOL 6190.

CMBL 6220 INTRODUCTION TO MOLECULAR GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 4510. Advanced principles of gene expression including replication, transcription and translation; structure and regulation of genes; detailed concepts and techniques in recombinant DNA. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 6220 and BIOL 6230.

CMBL 6230 VIROLOGY (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3200 and BIOL 4520. Molecular mechanisms of virus biology including virus-cell replication, assembly and release pathogens. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 6230 and BIOL 6230.

CMBL 6320 PLANT GENE EXPRESSION (4) LEC. 4. Pr. BIOL 5320. Departmental approvalGenetic expression of genetic elements in plants from the recent literature. Credit will not be given for both BIOL and CMBL 6320.

CMBL 6500 IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3200 and BIOL 3000. The cellular and molecular basis of the immune response, including antigen presentation, immunogenetics, effector mechanisms, and medical immunology.

CMBL 6501 TECHNIQUES IN IMMUNOLOGY (2) LAB. 4. Techniques illustrating principles of antigen-antibody interactions and their application in immunoassays, identification of leukocytes, cellular interactions and antibody production.

CMBL 7070 PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY (4) LEC. 2. LAB. 4. Pr. BIOL 3000. Plant biotechnology, including plant tissue culture technologies and genetic transformation and applications to horticultural crop improvement.

CMBL 7080 MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY (2) LEC. 2. Pr. VBMS 7070. Departmental approvalExamination of the literature of hormonal synthesis, secretion and mechanism of action with emphasis on receptors, second messenger systems and gene regulation.

CMBL 7270 ULTRASTRUCTURE OF PLANT CELLS AND MICROBES (5) LEC. 3. LAB. 4. Departmental approval. Theory and practice of transmission and scanning electron microscopy and their application to the biological sciences. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7270 and BIOL 7290.

CMBL 7290 EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000 and BIOL 6170. Departmental approvalExamines two major topics: the role of population processes as mechanisms for evolution; and evolution at the molecular level. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7290 and BIOL 7290.

CMBL 7330 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF PLANT DEVELOPMENT (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 6130 and BIOL 7280. Departmental approvalPhysiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of plant growth and development. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7330 and BOIL 7330.

CMBL 7400 PLANT VIROLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr. (PLPA 3000 or PLPA 6000) and CHEM 6180. Departmental approvalIntroduction to plant viruses and the diseases they cause; virus particle structure and replication strategies; disease identification by symptoms and detection of pathogen; transmission, ecology, epidemiology and control.

CMBL 7440 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 4100. Examination of current areas of research in cell and developmental biology by directed reading and discussion. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7440 and BIOL 7440.

CMBL 7460 BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. VBMS 7510 or BIOL 4520. Departmental approvalMolecular and cellular basis of virulence of bacterial pathogens of animals.

CMBL 7480 METHODS IN IMMUNOLOGY (5) LEC. 1. LAB. 8. Departmental approval. Theoretical concept underlying immunological methods combined with practical hands-on immunological experimentation focused on application to research in the biological sciences.

CMBL 7500 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR IMMUNOLOGY (3) LEC. 2, LEC/RCT. 1. Pr. BIOL 6500. Departmental approvalCurrent literature in immunology; emphasis on cellular/biochemical/genetic basis of immune response. Spring.

CMBL 7510 MOLECULAR GENETICS I (5) LEC. 5. Pr. CHEM 7200. Bacterial, bacteriophage, and eukaryotic genetics, with a focus on gene structure, and molecular mechanisms regulation expression. Critical review of current literature will be emphasized.

CMBL 7520 MOLECULAR GENETICS II (5) LEC. 5. Pr. VBMS 7510. Genetic mechanisms by which eukaryotic cells replicate, communicate and differentiate. Current literature will be used extensively.

CMBL 7530 ADVANCED SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 6120. Morphological and molecular approaches to modern systematics of plants.

CMBL 7540 CURRENT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR VIROLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. VBMS 7510 and VBMS 7520. Viral gene expression and evasion of host defense mechanisms.

CMBL 7660 MOLECULAR GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. BIOL 3000. Departmental approvalPrinciples and applications of DNA fingerprinting technologies, gene mapping, genetic information and analysis using internet tools, transgenic technologies. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7660 and FISH 7660.

CMBL 7960 READINGS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (1) RCT. 1. Pr. P/C BIOL 7220. Oral presentation and discussion of recent scientific publications from a selected area of molecular biology. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 7960 and BIOL 7960. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

CMBL 8160 LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR VIROLOGY (4) LEC. 1. LAB. 9. Pr. BIOL 4520 and BIOL 4530. Isolation, purification, and identification of viral nucleic acids and proteins. Credit will not be given for both CMBL 8160 and POUL 8160.

CMBL 8880 PHYSIOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Pr. PLPA 6000 and CHEM 6180 and BIOL 4230. Comprehensive coverage of physiology and molecular biology of plant-pathogen interactions.

Biological Sciences

  • ARMBRUSTER, JONATHAN W., Professor
  • BARBAREE, JAMES M., Scharnagel Professor
  • BEST, TROY L., Professor
  • BOND, JASON E., Professor
  • BOWLING, SCOTT, Lab Coordinator
  • BOYD, ROBERT S., Professor
  • CHADWICK, NANETTE E., Associate Professor
  • COBINE, PAUL A., Associate Professor
  • DOBSON, F. STEPHEN, Professor
  • DU, YIFENG, Assistant Research Professor
  • DUTE, ROLAND R., Professor
  • FEMINELLA, JOHN W., Professor and Chair
  • FOLKERTS, DEBBIE R., Assistant Professor
  • GOERTZEN, LESLIE R., Associate Professor
  • GRAZE, RITA, Assistant Professor
  • GUYER, CRAIG, Scharnagel Professor
  • HALANYCH, KENNETH, Schneller Chair and Alumni Professor
  • HANSEN, CURTIS, Collections Manager
  • HELMS, BRIAN S., Collections Manager
  • HENRY, RAYMOND P., Mollette Professor
  • HERMANN, SHARON M., Assistant Professor
  • HILL, GEOFFREY E., Professor
  • HOOD, WENDY R., Assistant Professor
  • KEARLEY, MATTHEW, Lab Coordinator
  • KEMPF, STEPHEN C., Associate Professor
  • LILES, MARK R., Associate Professor
  • LISHAK, ROBERT S., Associate Professor
  • LOCY, ROBERT D., Professor
  • MENDONCA, MARY T., Alumni Professor
  • MILLER, MICHAEL E., Assistant Research Professor
  • MILLER, ROBERT, Lab Coordinator
  • MOSS, ANTHONY G., Associate Professor
  • PASTORELLO, LINDA, Lab Coordinator
  • PERSON, DAVONYA, Instructor
  • RASHOTTE, AARON M., Associate Professor
  • ROBERTS, SHARON R., Associate Professor
  • SANTOS, SCOTT R., Associate Professor
  • SCHWARTZ, ELIZABETH, Assistant Professor
  • SHOEMAKER, CARLA, Lab Manager
  • SKIBIEL, AMY, Lecturer
  • SMITH, DANITA, Curator
  • SORRENTINO, RICHARD, Lecturer
  • SUH, SANG-JIN, Associate Professor
  • SUNDERMANN, CHRISTINE A., Professor
  • WADA, HARUKA, Assistant Professor
  • WERNEKE, DAVID, Collections Manager
  • WOOTEN, MICHAEL C., Professor
  • WYSOCKA-DILLER, JOANNA, Associate Professor
  • ZHONG, MIN, Lecturer