Micro 5155

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Environmental Microbiology


Credit Hour(s): 3 Units
Instructor(s): Rich
Offered: Autumn
Prerequisite(s)Micro 4000 or Micro 4100
Role in Microbiology Major: Group 1 Elective

Lecture Topics:

  • Composting
  • Landfill microbiology
  • Bioremediation principles
  • Biodegradation
  • Pesticide microbiology
  • Molecular tools for environmental microbiology
  • Microbial phylogeny
  • Microbial biomass
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Disease transmission in the environment and emergence of antibiotic resistance
  • Horizontal gene transfer
  • Wastewater microbiology
  • Microbiology of drinking water, groundwater, and water wells
  • Extreme environments
  • Astrobiology: life on Mars?
  • Microbes for sustainable bioenergy