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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 6320 - Geomicrobiology

Geomicrobiology is the study of microbial activities on rocks and minerals, and in soils, sediments and water. Course material will focus on what constitutes geomicrobiology, including microbial relationships in the oxidation and reduction of key elements and to fossil fuels. Discussions will focus on the earth as a microbial habitat, the origin of life and the lithosphere/hydrosphere as microbial habitats. Students cannot get credit for both BIOL 4320 and BIOL 6320.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: BIOL 2310 or BIOL 6310 or ERTH 1010, or permission of the instructor.

When Offered: Spring term, alternate years.

Credit Hours: 4

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