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MCB 201 (GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY I)

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1.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
At the end of this unit, you should be able to:
-describe shapes and forms, the external and internal structures of basic bacteria.
- explain the significance of the cell wall structure and composition.
-explain the modes of nutrition, energy source, cellular respiration and reproduction in bacteria.
- describe the major ways in which they differ from bacteria and eucaryotes.
-describe how archaeal cell walls differ from those of the bacteria.
- explain how archaeal membrane lipids differ from those of bacteria and eucaryotes.
- Distinguish between the phyla Euryarchaeota and Crenarchaeota.
- define a fungus.
- describe the structure of a yeast and a mold.
-explain the mode of nutrition and methods of asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction in fungi.
-describe viruses and how it can be
-define the term, protozoa.
- state the places where protozoa are found.
- describe some intracellular structures of protozoa.
- define the term algae.
- describe the general structure of algae with a typical example.
- draw a well labeled diagram of algae.
- state the different habitats and economic importance of algae.
- explain the methods of reproduction in algae.