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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6151 Prokaryotic Diversity


This course is an introduction to the diversity of Bacteria and Archaea. Discussions will provide a conceptual and historical framework for understanding their:

  1. origin and evolution
  2. morphological, metabolic, and molecular characteristics
  3. genetic and physiological diversity
  4. importance in human/animal/plant health and
  5. roles in elemental cycling

Course Details:

The specific objectives of this course are to expose students to the following topics:

  • Origin, evolution, and genetic diversity of microbial life
  • Physiological diversity of metabolic and bioenergetic pathways
  • Microbial species and speciation
  • Phylogenetic and functional analysis of (meta)genomic data
  • Characterization of uncultivated microbial lineages (microbial “dark matter”) and
  • Linkage between microbial diversity, function, and ecology

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts