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Microbial Ecology (BIOL 218)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Biology
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 2 hours.
  • This course has a lab with 3 hours.

The course will cover microbial interactions, both intraspecific and interspecific, and the role of microbes in plant and animal ecology; response to abiotic environmental factors and their role in biogeochemical cycling and biodegradation, and the use of microbes to recover metals and petroleum, and how genetically engineered microbes are being used for pest control. Designed for biology education, environmental biology, and environmental health students. Meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Pre-Requisites: BIOL 121 with a grade of C- or better. Typically Offered Spring Only


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