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ESS 120: Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Microbiology

[4.0 units]

Fundamentals of microbiology in ecological and environmental systems, including the distribution of microbial diversity throughout terrestrial, extreme, and marine environments; microbial control of global biogeochemical cycles; and environmental services provided by microorganisms. Both classical and contemporary biochemical, molecular, and genomic approaches to microbial physiology, metabolism, and ecology will be discussed.

Prerequisite: (CHEM 010  or CHEM 010H ) and (ESS 001  or BIO 001  or ENVE 020 ) or consent of instructor. Discussion included.

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