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1 1 Sandra Daniel, PhD, DVM • E mail answered – please use your VT account for e mail Email: [email protected] Office Hours: 9:30 to 11:00 AM Mon, Wed, and Fri otherwise by appointment Office: Room 215 Life Sciences 1: Call 231-9708 for entry into hall Required Textbook: Brock Biology of Microbiology, Eleventh Edition By: Michael T. Madigan and John M. Martinko • Syllabus, Course Schedule, Additional Course Materials, and Grades all posted on Blackboard General Biology 2604: Introduction to Microbiology Aug 25, 2008 Lec 1 231-9708 215 Life Sciences I 2 Overview of Impact of Microorganisms 3 Microbes Can Be found Everywhere!!!!!! • In the soil: rod shaped bacteria on a soil paticle •Inwater Microbial Community in Lake • Deep within the earth Red stained microbial cells from basalt chips (Fe rich low organic type of rock formation) form depth of 1500 meters: chemolithotrophs • In ice
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2 4 Microbes and their Natural Environment Underwater Deep Thermal Vents
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