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Courses taught at UWYO

Soil Microbiology

Spring semester, 4 credits, SOIL 4140/5140

This course provide students with an understanding of the importance of microorganisms and biotic processes to soil properties, ecosystem functions in natural, managed and disturbed settings. It includes an introduction to the morphology, physiology and ecology of the major groups of soil microorganisms, and familiarizes students with the roles of microorganisms in biogeochemical processes occurring in soil.
The variety of soil organisms are explored during the lab sessions
Variety of soil organisms studied during the course

Microbial Diversity and Ecology

Fall semester, 4 credits, ECOL5540, SOIL4540/5540, MOLB4540/5540, MICR4540

Introduces the diversity and ecology of soil microbes through an integrated lecture and laboratory course. Emphasis on molecular approaches to analyzing microbial diversity and evolution, and student-directed experimental design. Provides a continuum of realistic research experiences in molecular microbial ecology, from field work to evolutionary analysis of DNA sequence data.  
 
Students experience all aspects of scientific research, from soil sampling in the field, to culturing of organisms and analysis of sequence data from cultured isolates.

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