Cell 422: Microbiology

Professor David A. Mullin
Office 2000 Stern Hall


  1. Scope, perspective, and history
  2. Microbiological methods, sterilization, and disinfection
  3. Microscopy
  4. Bacterial cell architecture, and motility
  5. Microbial growth, nutrition, and kinetics
  6. Microbial metabolism: Energetics, fermentation, and respiration
  7. Microbial transformations of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sulfur
  8. Microbial genomics, genetic exchange, transposons
  9. Medical microbiology
  10. Immunology: Innate and acquired
  11. Antibiotics and antimicrobial agents
  12. Microbial taxonomy
  13. The Archaea and bacteria
  14. The microbial eukaryotes: fungi, algae, and protozoa
  15. The viruses

Each exam counts as 33 1/3 % of the total grade. Homework assignments will be used to decide borderline grades. Late homework will not be accepted. If you miss an exam you will be allowed to take a makeup exam only if you contact me prior to the time of the exam and get my approval.

As a reminder:The Tulane University Honor Code stipulates that ALL ACADEMIC WORK MUST BE THE RESULT OF THE STUDENT'S OWN EFFORTS.

Cell and Molecular Biology, 2000 Percival Stern Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5546