May 29, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 4680 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Examination of how microorganisms interact with each other and with their environment. Microbial distribution and activities in natural systems, and their importance to ecosystem function and environmental quality. Field work and laboratory experience with both classical and modern molecular microbiological techniques including sampling and chemical and physical site characterization; enrichment techniques, fluorescence in situ hybridization, 16S rDNA amplification, sequence analysis and probe design. Current literature regarding manipulation and regulation of microbial activities will be discussed.

This course will be taught at the Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Lake George.  A nominal fee will be charged for housing.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequiste: BIOL 2310 or permission of instructor.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

Contact, Lecture or Lab Hours: A total of 3 hours of lecture/class time and 3 hours laboratory time is required per week.

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