Questions based on comparing one set of three communities. Provide reference to the
analyses that support your answer and include the figures generated above where
1. Was the sequencing effort sufficient to sa
Questions: (provide figures to support your answer where appropriate and discuss for both
communities separately and for their comparison where appropriate).
1. At the phylum level (e.g. Bacteroidetes, Firmicutes, ) have the commu
EEB Assignment 3
Species are the most fundamental unit used to discuss evolutionary relationships
and ecological community dynamics; without the concept of the species for microbes,
understanding this enormous group of organis
-Guest lecture: based on information you can find in the readings (main take home messages provided in the readings) figures from paper
Cumulative final - more focused on second stuff
One question directly on diversity analysis/concepts
one question in pa
EEB 446- Assignment 7
Does evolutionary history affect the probability of coexistence?
Based on the experimental studies done within the Ecology Letters research paper, there
does not appear to be a direct correlation between the evolutionar
Objective: Determine the role humans play in manipulating their oral microflora to maintain
high levels of microbial biodiversity when they engage in oral hygiene exercises.
In many ecological systems, especially those focusing
Extratreeestrial life + Evolu/on
This and previous class:
Tuesday and today, you will learn why understanding how
microbial evolu/on works is crucial in gh/ng disease,
opera/ng bioreactors, and understanding why
Step 1: Assignment due September 9
Short (max 1 page, non-graded) essay on what you understand under microbial
ecology and which concept or theory in ecology you are most interested in
Nothing in biology makes sense
except in the light of evolu8on
Evolu0onary processes I
This and next class:
Today and on Thursday, you will learn why unders
Lecture location and time:
Tuesday and Thursday,
School of Public Health C:
Tue 09/23/14 10:00am - 11:30am
Thu 09/25/14 10:00am - 11:30am
Thu 10/02/14 10:00am - 11:30am
How do you dene life?
Microbial Diversity outside the tree of life
The role of theory in microbial ecology
Microbial mysteries: Are viruses alive?
Microbial mysteries: Are v
EEB 446, Dr. Vincent Denef
1. Theory is the backbone of science. Simply put, theory is what allows all scientists to
predict and test hypotheses about the world around us. Naturally, understanding
microbial biological sy
EEB 446, Vincent Denef
I am new to the study of microorganisms, thus my understanding of microbial
ecology is limited to the things that I learned in my introduction to microbiology course.
Generally, I know about the metabolic
A species concept for bacteria based on adaptive divergence:
Selective sweeps occur due to positive selection- generally bacteria do not want protein changeswhen a beneficial change does occur it will come to fixation relatively fast.
MK test: determine