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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 110
Transcript Title: MICROBIAL ECOLOGY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The course is designed to cover the full spectrum of microbial ecology. Lectures and associated lab practical sessions therefore focus on general issues in microbial ecology as well as specific microbial groups and microbe-driven processes. Specific topics that are covered include: the history of microbial ecology; patterns of microbial diversity and diversity/function relationships; linking microbial identity with function; microbiology of the soil and the rhizosphere; plant disease and plant disease protection; microbial ecology of the C-cycle; decomposition of recalcitrant organic matter; bioremediation; microbial ecology of the N-cycle; microbial ecology of the S-cycle; microbial diversity of aquatic habitats; microbial diversity of extreme habitats; human microbiology and the human microbiome; microbial genomics; metagenomics; fungal ecology and bacteria-fungal interactions; ecology and evolution of microbial symbioses; microbial biotechnology; microbes in trophic interactions and food webs. Most course days are half theoretical and half practical. A number of experiments are conducted during the course, which are analyzed at different times throughout the course. One week is also devoted to a computer practical designed to teach about handling and analyzing high throughput DNA sequencing data. The course also contains a number of guest lectures from experts in specific hot topics in microbial ecology. It is recommended that students have taken several previous ecology and/or microbiology courses prior to enrolling in this course. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Biology 
Partner University Course Number: B-B3MECO15