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NRES 475 XM - Environmental Microbiology

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Introduction to the diversity of microbial populations and their important role in environmental processes in air, water, soils, and sediments. Microbial community ecology and interactions with plants and animals will also be discussed. Students will learn how microbial activities sustain natural ecosystems and contribute to environmental quality, and also how these functions are harnessed to support managed and artificial systems. Molecular biology techniques for investigating microbial communities and their activities will also be discussed. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: NRES 201 and CHEM 104.

Special Instructions:

Please note: This section will have synchronous (live) sessions, to be held during the scheduled class day/time listed in Course Explorer. The "arranged" portion of the course is asynchronous. Students are required to log in and use Compass2g (compass2g.illinois.edu) in order to complete this course. If all seats are full, complete the form at http://go.illinois.edu/NRESwaitinglist to be added to the waiting list. Online scheduled class sessions require each student to have high speed internet access and either a headset with microphone or an external microphone and speakers so they may participate in the class discussions. Wireless internet is not recommended.

Academic Program Restrictions:


Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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