Bacteria for Beginners

A four-lecture course

By Alan McLeod

Bacteria are not just responsible for disease many of them do useful things for us and we would not want to be without them. The first two lectures examine how bacteria may directly aid us, the last two look at bacteria in their own world and how they deal with environments ranging from arctic cold to temperatures above 120C

Lecture 1

Bacteria and Food

Lecture 2

Bacteria in Industry

Lecture 3

Bacteria in the Wild

Lecture 4

Other Worlds

Further Reading and Web-Links