1.89 Environmental Microbiology

Fall 2004

Bacteria.
Spirochaeta americana, a bacterial microorganism that thrives in harsh climates. (Image courtesy of Science @ NASA.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes from the term.

Course Description

This class provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. It will cover topics including: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Martin Polz

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate

*Translations