Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences 4

Instructor: Harriet Wilson

Announcements as of Thursday, July 18th, 2019.

Summer project electropherograms are available under "Web-based Laboratory Assignments" below. Find your project .ab1 files by clicking on the correct number (hsc-#).

The microbiology club (Sierra College Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology) will be meeting in S-114 at 2:00 toward the beginning of the fall 2019 semester. If you are excited about microbiology, come join this group!

If you are enrolled in Bio. Sci. 8A this semester, please recognize that our class size is limited by the number of laboratory stations available in S-114. This class is full, and wait-listed students seeking to add must complete this process during laboratory time. This requires that you attend the first class meeting. If you are officially enrolled, and miss the first class meeting, you will be dropped from the class so the maximum number of students can be enrolled.

Please read the comments provided by students previously enrolled in this Microbiology course (somewhat more extensive on the website than on the page provided in class). These are an excellent source of information from a student perspective. Read also "Thoughts about Student Success" as these should be taken seriously. Class schedules (for lecture and lab) are available under "Class Syllabus Information" below. Additional introductory information is available in the laboratory syllabus.

Your laboratory instructor's version of the Microbiology Laboratory Syllabus/Manual is available on this website. This manual is provided electronically as a series of sections and is similar to the version available in print form through the Sierra College bookstore. Successful completion of this class requires that you read/use the lab manual.

Important email reminder:
if you are a currently enrolled microbiology student, please use my exclusive, class "" email address (see class syllabus information) to contact me instead of the "" address listed elsewhere. Thank you!

Web-based Learning Support Tools:

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Class Syllabus Information (Schedules, etc.)

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Bio. 4 Lecture Notes

Bio. 4 Lecture Syllabus

Bio. 4 Laboratory Syllabus

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Web-based Laboratory Assignments

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Study Guide (Questions and Answers)

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Current Quiz and Exam Keys

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Progress Reports (Grade sheets)

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Laboratory Visuals:

Photomicrographs (feb2016)

Illustrations and Diagnostic Tests

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Microbiology Laboratory

Microscope Images: Image 1 - Image 2

Environmental (Field) Microbiology

Additional Study Aids

Bio. Sci. Dept. Study Techniques

Links to other Microbiology/Biology Web sites

If I can do this, you can succeed at Microbiology, too!


Did you know? Orchids of various types
form symbiotic relationships with fungi (mycorrhizae).

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