20.106J | Fall 2006 | Undergraduate
Systems Microbiology
Course Description
This course covers introductory microbiology from a systems perspective, considering microbial diversity, population dynamics, and genomics. Emphasis is placed on the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and the changes that result in the emergence of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The case …
This course covers introductory microbiology from a systems perspective, considering microbial diversity, population dynamics, and genomics. Emphasis is placed on the delicate balance between microbes and humans, and the changes that result in the emergence of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The case study approach covers such topics as vaccines, toxins, biodefense, and infections including Legionnaire’s disease, tuberculosis, Helicobacter pylori, and plague.
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Diagram of the flagellar rotary motor that propels E. coli.
This natural rotary motor propels the flagella of E. coli cells, allowing them to move forward. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare.)