Subject: Food and Bioproduct Sciences
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 2 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Food and Bioproduct Sciences


An introduction to the general biology of microorganisms with emphasis on those of agrifood, economic and environmental importance. Topics include microbial morphology, metabolism, growth and genetics; infectious disease and immunity; environmental microbiology and waste water treatment; agricultural microbiology; and food and industrial microbiology. Laboratory practice in basic microbiological techniques and their application to the study of microbial activities.

Prerequisite(s): 3 credit units of Biology and 3 credit units of Chemistry or permission of the instructor.
Note(s): Offered annually. Students with credit for FAMS 212, MCIM 214, or BMSC 210 will not receive credit for FABS 212.

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