Lecture #01 - BioMI 290 General Microbiology Lectures Fall...

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1 General Microbiology Lectures Fall 2007 General Microbiology Lectures Fall 2007 BioMI 290 BioMI 290 Lecture 1 Lecture 1 Read: Syllabus, BBOM 11e Sec. 1.1-1.4 Read: BBOM 11e Sec. 11.1-11.2 Introduction Introduction History of Life on Earth History of Life on Earth http://blackboard.cornell.edu/
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2 Should you take this course? Should you take this course? Read Sections 1.1-1.4 in the text book (BBOM 11e). If you find this information interesting and it is at least somewhat familiar to you -- take this course. If not — this course may not be for you. Contact Dr. Ghiorse with special questions. A Quick Test Is There Life on Other Planets?
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3 3.6 Billon years (GY)* Mostly microbial!! The History of Life on Earth The History of Life on Earth *1GY (Gigayear) = 10*9 Years =1,000 million years (a.k.a 1Ga = Giga-annum) Initial Conditions For Life (~4.2-3.8 Ga) (Prebiotic Chemistry) Hot Water!! Anoxic Atmosphere
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2008 for the course BIO 2900 taught by Professor Ghiorse during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture #01 - BioMI 290 General Microbiology Lectures Fall...

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