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BIOL 812 Mechanisms of Host-Parasite Relationships

BIOL 812.  Mechanisms of Host-Parasite Relationships.  2 Credits.     

Emphasis is on virulence factors of microorganisms and the host response to infection. Topics will include pathogenesis of intracellular and extracellular parasites, bacterial adhesins, and toxins, and the role of innate and acquired immunity in host resistance and the response to infection. Prerequisite: BIOL 807 and BIOL 808, or a course in biochemistry, or consent of instructor.