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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ENVE 4360 - Geomicrobiology

This course examines relationships between microorganisms and Earth processes. Topics include the origins of life on earth, surface metabolism theory, biological and biochemical benchmarks. Earth is considered as a microbial habitat and emphasize the lithosphere and hydrosphere, including soils, seawater, lakes, rivers, and groundwater. Geomicrobial processes, including microbial conversion of inorganics and metals and mineralization of organics, are discussed. Molecular and non-molecular methods for detection, isolation, and identification of geo-microbially active organisms are introduced.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: BIOL 1010 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: Credit cannot be obtained for both ENVE 6360 Geomicrobiology and ENVE 4360 Geomicrobiology.

Credit Hours: 3

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