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Environmental Microbiology

 Relationship of microorganisms to one another and to the physical, chemical, and biological environment. Theme of the course is on microbial life outside the laboratory, and emphasizes microbial response to continually-changing environmental challenges. Approximately one-half of the course is devoted to basic concepts in microbial ecology and a survey of microbial life in various aquatic and terrestrial habitats (including those of extreme temperature, pH, pressure, and salinity). The other one-half of the course emphasizes the use of microbes to mitigate environmental problems of agricultural, domestic, and industrial origins. Level is intermediate microbiology. 3 cr/spr

Department: 
Microbiology
Course#: 
425
Course: 
Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Weimer, Paul
Semester: 
Spr