ESM219_syllabus 07_rev 1

ESM219_syllabus 07_rev 1 - ESM 219: Microbial Processes in...

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ESM 219: Microbial Processes in the Environment M/W 2-3:15 pm BH 1510 Instructor: Trish Holden Office: 3508 Bren Hall Phone: x3195 email: holden@bren.ucsb.edu Office hours: TBD Course Outline (approximate) Week Date Description Sources 2 10/1 Course introduction, intro to microbes Chapter 1, 2 10/3 Cellular life: morphology, structure, macromolecules, chemistry (cell composition) Chapters 3, 4 3 10/8 Cell function: genetics and biochemical processing (transport, enzyme function, pathways, regulation) Chapter 7, 8 10/10 Cell function: energetics (flow of energy in the cell, electron acceptors), reactions Chapter 5, Appendix 1 4 10/15 Cell function: growth (cell division, kinetics of growth, form of growth) and metabolism (kinetics, end products) Chapters 6, 20 10/17 Bacterial genetics and genomics Chapters 10, 15 5 10/22 Microbial Diversity Chapters 11-14, 16 10/24 Distribution and detection of microbes in the environment; Chapters 18, 19 6 10/29 Biogeochemical cycling: C Chapters 17, 19 10/31 Biogeochemical cycling: N Chapters 17, 19 7 11/5 Biogeochemical cycling: S, Fe, Hg Chapters 17, 19 11/7 TBD 8 11/12 Holiday—no class *** 11/14 Pathogens in the environment and public health microbiology Chapters 21, 25, 28 9 11/19 Wastewater treatment Chapter 28 11/21 Biodegradation Chapters 17, 19 10 11/26 Biotechnology: industrial Chapters 30, 31 11/28 Biotechnology: agricultural Chapters 30,31 11 12/3 Biotechnology: energy 12/5 Biotechnology: nanotechnology Finals Week 12/11* Student paper presentations. Term paper due (12 – 3 pm: This is the assigned Exam Time for this course)
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 219 taught by Professor Holden during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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ESM219_syllabus 07_rev 1 - ESM 219: Microbial Processes in...

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