Welcome To Microbial Anatomy and Anthropology: The Study Of Microbes, Reproduction, Replication, and Communication

Microbial Anatomy and Anthropology  At The Society of Symbionts

Welcome to the program of Microbial anatomy and anthropology at the Society of Symbionts, where you will study the ins and outs of microbes. Through our top-notch lectures, labs, and off-campus excursions, students learn about what makes up a microbe as well as their interactions between microbes in their respective environments. Upon graduating from their program, students will have the skills to become educators, anthropologists, community service organizers, or have positions in the governments just to name a few.

Microbial Anatomy and Anthropology: curriculum

What classes encompass this program? Our students can decide from a number of courses that are divided into two categories to build their future careers off of.

Course catalog:

           Individual centered

  • Microbial Reproduction and Replication: the class where you will learn how microbes produce offspring. Students will learn the processes of fungal, protozoa, and single-celled algae sexual asexual reproduction as well as bacterial binary fission. 

  • Microbial engineering:  This is typically manipulating microbes, such as modifying DNA, so they can produce new compounds like biofuels for example.

  •  Microbial metabolism: this class aims to show the students the intricate processes that go on within a microbe to keep it alive. The students learn about the energy and nutrients to do so, as well as the different strategies microbes employ for such things as using a carbon or nitrogen source.

  • Microbial growth: this class is a continuation of both microbial reproduction as well as microbial metabolism. You will learn how a microbe grows throughout its life as well as the environments microbes thrive in and how to mimic these environments such as using fermentors. 

  • Microbial Anatomy: the most popular class in this section. Students learn about the different organelles located within themselves as well as the functions they provide. Students will also learn the difference between eukaryotes and prokaryotes including how some organelles used to be prokaryotes.

 

But this program is not only about the microbe itself, the students will also have the ability to dive into the Anthropology of microbe society.

 Group or population centered

  • Quorum Sensing 101: this class fosters communication by showing students how microbes talk to each other using chemical signals. You will also see how it affects others' behavior due to Quorum sensing regulating gene expression and how this communication is dependent on how many others are around you.

  • Microbiome: a class that shows you how microbes can come together to form a community, both stiffing and helping included. You will learn how complex microbiomes are due to the different number of microbes present in a specific environment and what each group's role is in the community. 

  • Symbiosis 201: students see how two or more organisms work together to survive and thrive. This pairing can be mutualistic where both benefit in this relationship, mutualistic, where only one benefits and the other doesn't benefit or is harmed such as in commensalism, or where one benefits and the other is harmed or parasitism. 

Head faculty of Microbial Anatomy and Anthropology

Headmistress Ms. E.coli

This program is run and taught by no other than the headmistress of the school, Ms. E.coli. A former student herself, Ms. Ecoli spent time in the biotech industry where she was one of the leads in producing therapeutics. However, she wanted to become a teacher herself, and eventually switched careers.

 

Once a teacher, she worked her way up until she was running the school. She still finds time to educate others as it is her passion. A type “A” personality through and through, she may come off as stern at times, but it is because she is passionate about teaching her students and making sure they succeed.

 

She may be busy with all her teaching and administrative work, but she can still run a tight ship and spot any shenanigans on campus. 

So welcome to the Anatomy and Anthropology program and have fun with your lessons!

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