University of Calgary

CMMB 563 - Microbial Diversity - Fall 2017

An overview of microbial diversity, the evolutionary mechanisms that give rise to it, and the methods used to study it. Topics may include: microbial systematics; characterizing the last universal common ancestor of life; estimating global microbial diversity;"unculturable" microbes and molecular DNA-based methods used to study them in nature; modern cultivation techniques; comparative genomics of microbial species; environmental metagenomics; microbial biogeography and speciation and gene flow in microbial communities.
This course may not be repeated for credit.

Hours

  • H(3-0)

Prerequisite(s)

  • Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 343 or consent of the Department.
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