Scientific research papers will be assigned and discussed in this course. These materials will be made available through the USienaIntegra (Moodle) site (https://elearning.unisi.it/)
For background information and review of concepts, the following textbook is recommended:
Madigan, Bender, Buckley, Sattley, Stahl “BROCK, Biology of Microorganisms” 15th Ed. Pearson, 2018.
Lecture slides will be made available on the course website in electronic form PDF formats as a supplement, but not a substitute, for students’ attendance and class participation (slides are simply another tool that must be incorporated into effective study strategies).