PO_Lecture_01 - BioMI 290 General Microbiology Lectures...

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1 General Microbiology Lectures Spring 2008 General Microbiology Lectures Spring 2008 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 problems and questions A Quick Test: Pre-requisites: Bio 101-104 or equiv.+ General Chem.-- OK Non-majors Bio 109-110 Not sufficient ! 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
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