This course deals with structural and functional diversity and their adaptive strategies in total environment. The emphasis will be on their roles in biogeochemical cycling and use of genetically engineered microbes in bioremediation design, aquatic microbes in sewage treatment, and industrial microbes in generating alternative energy sources. Pathogenic microorganisms and their inactivation, disinfection, and destruction are also discussed. In weekly laboratory sessions, students will gain experience in microbiological techniques such as isolation, cultivation, cultural characterization, and identification of microorganisms. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (3.0), Lab (2.0). Requisite Courses: Take BIO-3352L (Required, Concurrent).
BIO-3352 Applied Biotechnology - 3.00 credits