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Biology 103: Microbiology has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. These simple lessons and self-assessments are great options for students who want to review the fundamentals of microbiology, earn credit and get a head start on their degree.
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16 chapters in Biology 103: Microbiology

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Lesson 1 - Bacterial Cell Morphology and Classification: Definition, Shapes & Arrangements  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Bacterial Cytoplasm & Cell Membrane: Structure & Components  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Bacterial Cell Walls: Structure, Function & Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Bacterial Structures and Their Functions  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Bacterial Endospores: Definition & Formation  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Bacterial Genome: Structure & Organization  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Bacterial Plasmids: Definition, Function & Uses  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Bacterial Transduction: Definition, Process & Advantages  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Regulation of Gene Expression: Transcriptional Repression and Induction  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - How An Operon Controls Transcription in a Prokaryotic Cell  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Aerobic Bacterial Metabolism: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Anaerobic Bacterial Metabolism: Definition & Process  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Bacterial Fermentation Process & Products  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Escherichia coli (E. coli) as a Model Organism or Host Cell  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Growth Requirements of E. coli and Auxotrophs  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - What Is Bacterial Growth & Generation Time? - Curves, Phases & Stages  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Gastrointestinal Infection by the Astroviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Californian Brain Inflammation: Bunyaviridae Structure, Transmission, and Disease  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Stomach Flu & Viruses of the Caliciviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Ebola Virus and other Deadly Filoviridae Viruses  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Polio, Foot and Mouth Disease, and Hepatitis A: The Picornaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - HIV and AIDS: Mechanisms and Diseases of the Retroviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Treatment Methodologies for HIV  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Rubella and German Measles: Diseases of the Togaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Other RNA Virus Families of Importance  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Types of Antibiotics: Bactericidal vs.Bacteriostatic & Narrow Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs: Selective Toxicity, Classes and Mechanisms  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Penicillin Resistance: How Penicillin-Resistant Bacteria Avoid Destruction  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Bacitracin, Vancomycin & Mycobacteria-specific Drugs  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Antimicrobial Peptides: Definition and Use Against Microbes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Inhibitors of Metabolite Synthesis: How Sulfa Drugs Work  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Antiviral Drugs: Treatments for Flu & Other Common Viruses  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Antiretroviral Drugs: How HIV Medications Work  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Antiparasitic Drugs: Types and Mechanisms  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Antibiotic Resistance: Definition, Types & Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - MRSA and Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Antibiotic Effectiveness: MICs, Time- and Concentration-Dependent Antibiotics  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Opportunistic Infections from Antibiotic Usage: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
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