BIO 133: Cells, Physiology and Development

BIO 133: Cells, Physiology and Development Laboratory
Term: Fall 2018
Instructor: Jan (prefer: Chris) Vriezen

Description of course: Laboratory sessions in this course combine observational and experimental protocols. Students examine cellular molecules, monitor enzymatic reactions, photosynthesis and respiration to study cellular function. Students also examine embryology and the process of differentiation, the structure and function of plant systems, and the physiology of certain animal systems. Prerequisite: BIO 132 (normally taken concurrently).

BIO 132 description: Students in this course investigate the structure, function and physiology of cells; the properties of biological molecules; information transfer from the level of DNA to cell-cell communication; and cellular energy generation and transfer. The development of multicellular organisms and the physiology of selected organ systems is also explored. In addition to attending lectures, each student participates in discussion sections that focus on data analysis and interpretation while integrating mechanisms across scales. Laboratory (BIO 133) is recommended but not required.
Instructor: Christine White-Ziegler 

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Transmission Electron Micrographs of Bacteria, Negatively Stained with PTA.

#1-4: Samples of bacteria prepared by students taking BIO133 in the Fall of 2018.

#5: From left to right: Aboni and Celina.