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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6417 Microbial Metabolism and Energetics


Principles of energy and biosynthetic metabolism will be examined in aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms. Current biotechnology which incorporates these principles will also be discussed.

Course Goals

The course aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To foster an understanding of the concepts and skills necessary to analyze and assess research pertaining to microbial metabolism and bioenergetics in a critical manner.
  • To gain an understanding of the positive and negative effects that microbes have on global nutrient cycles. This includes exploring how microbes contribute to the cycling of nutrients in a beneficial manner, as well as the potential negative consequences that can arise from microbial activities in nutrient cycles.
  • To apply theories of microbial metabolism and bioenergetics to real-world challenges, such as the utilization of microorganisms to produce bioproducts, alter nutrient cycles, and other valuable applications.
  • To actively engage in reviewing and providing feedback on peer projects, employing the acquired knowledge and skills to contribute to the learning process of fellow students.

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