Welcome to the wiki for Microbiology and Epidemiology students at Morningside College!

The DNA replication video we watched in class can be seen here. Keep in mind, like most media outlets, YouTube has a notorious pro-eukaryote bias, so it shows DNA replication taking place in the nucleus which bacteria do not have. Also, this video does not show the last two steps of the replication of the bacterial circular chromosome (reaching the terminus site and de-linking the interlocked circular chromosomes) that we discussed in class. Also review chapter 7, especially section 7.3, in Microbiology: An Evolving Science for more information about bacterial DNA replication.


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Hello, BIOL 252 and BIOL 319 students!

On this wiki, students in Microbiology and in Epidemiology at Morningside College can share notes, collaborate on research projects, peer-edit each others' papers, suggest possible exam questions, share study hints and interesting links, and much much more! Like earning a super-easy 5% of your grade in BIOL 252 or BIOL 319, as the case may be.

All work on this site is copyright of its original authors, as signed on the individual pages. All work is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Borrow whatever information you want off of this site, but cite appropriately and be aware that it is the work of undergraduate students.

If this is your first experience with a wiki….

Then there are some things you need to know:

  • To make a new page, enter the name of your page in the "Add a new page" box at the bottom of the left-hand sidebar and hit enter. Then just enter text in the box that pops up, and click "save" when you're done.
  • Since this wiki is shared by students in more than one course, please title your new pages appropriately. For instance, if you're sharing your notes for the August 26 Microbiology lecture, a good title for that page would be "August 26 Micro Notes" or "August 26 BIOL 252 Notes." Just titling that page as "Notes" or "August 26 notes" would be too vague, as those titles could refer to lots of content, from either class.
  • After you've made a new page, be sure to tag it with the appropriate words to describe its content. All pages relevant to BIOL 252 should be tagged as "Microbiology." All pages relevant to BIOL 319 should be tagged as "Epidemiology." Pages relevant to both classes may have both tags. Most pages will have more than one tag—for instance, the page with notes from the August 25 Epidemiology class could be tagged with "Epidemiology," "BIOL319-Notes," "Notes" and "First-Day," for instance.
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