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Prokaryotic Diversity

  • MCB 6151 Prokaryotic Diversity

    Credits: 3
    Tuition: $1,605

    Semester: Summer C
    Syllabus: Click Here


    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

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