BIOL 438

Nutrient Cycling and Prokaryotes

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

An introduction to prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea) and their role in nutrient cycling in forests, lakes and oceans. Diversity and evolution of populations and communities of prokaryotes and their role in the major biogeochemical cycles: carbon, nitrogen, sulfur. Genetic, biochemical, physiological and ecological aspects of processes such as nitrogen fixation and methanogenesis; design of experimental approaches to assess cycling of elements in forests, lakes and oceans by prokaryotes.

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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