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October 4, 2022

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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.

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 1 – History of Microbiology Unlimited
  • Lecture 2 – Microorganisms Unlimited
  • Lecture 3 – Cell-wall Surface and Internal Structures Unlimited
  • Lecture 4 – Genetic Elements, Chromosomes, Organization in Prokaryotes, and Plasmids Unlimited
  • Lecture 5 – Transposable Genetic Elements Unlimited
  • Lecture 6 – Fate of Transferred DNA Unlimited
  • Lecture 7 – Metabolism, Biosynthesis, and Assimilation of Inorganic Nutrients Unlimited
  • Lecture 8 – Biosynthesis and Fueling, and Central Metabolism Unlimited
  • Lecture 9 – Fermentation and Respiration Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – Electron Accepters and Energetic Considerations Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Peripheral Metabolism Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Autotrophy, CO2-Fixation, Phototrophy, and Lithotrophy Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Chemolithotrophic Organisms and Biogeochemical Cycles Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Regulation and Microbial Ecology Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Melting Curves, PCR, and Cloning Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Estimation of Diversity Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Microbial Activity in the Environment, and Growth and Biodegradation Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Microbial Population Interactions Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Predation and Microbial Community Structure Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Organic Pollutants and Factors Affecting Biodegradation Unlimited
  • Lecture 21 – Indicator Organisms Unlimited

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