02. 2011-01-05

But microwildernesses exist in a handful of soil or

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Unformatted text preview: s the biology and social biology of insects particularly ants "Most of Earth's largest species mammals, birds, and trees have been seen and documented. But microwildernesses exist in a handful of soil or aqueous silt collected almost anywhere in the world. They at least are close to a pristine state and still unvisited. . . . A convert from the macroscopic to the microsopic world If I could do it all over again, and relive my vision of the twenty-first century, I would be a microbial ecologist. Ten billion bacteria live in a gram of ordinary soil, a mere pinch held between thumb and forefinger. They represent thousands of species, almost none of which are known to science. Into that world I would go with the aid of modern microscopy and molecular analysis"...Naturalist Edward O. Wilson Be(For)e next day • Visit the MICB 201 VISTA site. • Purchase Part I of the custom text (see General Course Information). • Read the Preface and Chapter 1 of the custom text. • Get an iClicker and register it on VISTA. • Check VISTA to see if any PowerPoint slides or other materials have been posted to prepare for class. IMPORTANT: PowerPoint slides will only be available for download up to 11:00 PM the night before class begins....
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