BIO 3460 Environmental Microbiology

A study of the activities, interactions, and distribution of microorganisms in the environment, this course emphasizes the biogeochemical cycles, importance of microorganisms in ecosystems, and microbial biodegradation of pollutants and other substances. The laboratory will introduce students to the techniques of isolation, identification, and enumeration of microbes from nature. One three-hour laboratory period per week with laboratory fee. PREREQUISITES: BIO1300, BIO2430, BIO3440, CHE1600, CHE1700