SCI2214 Microbial Diversity

This course is an introduction to the tremendous diversity of the microbial world. The focus will be on the study of environmental bacteria and their metabolic, physiological and genetic diversity. Topics will include: bacterial growth, nutrient cycling, symbiosis, bioremediation, and molecular methods to work with bacteria. A significant portion of the course will involve exploration of the microbial world in the laboratory through authentic research. Students will gain experience with techniques to study a variety of environmental bacteria and learn to use tools in bioinformatics. Students of this course will be able to apply knowledge about microbiology towards development of sustainable biological solutions in a variety of contexts.




SCI1210; OR SCI1220; OR SCI1230; OR SCI1240; OR SCI1250; OR SCI1299