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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6318 Comparative Microbial Genomics


Methods to allow experimental scientists lacking computer programming skills to efficiently use the genomic and post-genomic data that is freely available over the web. Examples will be mainly taken from the field of microbial metabolism and regulation.

Course Goals

  • The students will be able to perform database searches to identify genes that are physically linked or that follow specific phylogenetic distribution patterns.
  • The students will be able to extract information related to genome-wide experimental data (gene or protein expression, phenotype, interaction data) gene or protein expression from databases and use this as building blocks or input for research projects
  • The students will be able to use databases to search and identify structural homolog or catalytic domains in proteins to elaborate upon the function of unknown proteins
  • The students will be able to use databases that integrate different types of data and use advanced visualization tools.
  • The students will apply these methods to current issues in microbial physiology and metabolism.

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