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Sharon L Doty
ESRM 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Individual tutorial study of topics or courses under development to address the latest scientific developments in forest resources. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

Plant Microbiology Lab.

Student learning goals

The students will gain hands-on skills in basic microbiology skills as well as some molecular microbiology.

The students will learn how to quantify the impacts of addition of endophytic symbiotic bacteria and fungi to corn and rice by measuring plant growth and health.

The students will learn how symbiosis can lead to reductions in the need for chemical fertilizers in agriculture and forestry.

General method of instruction

Hands-on lab activities guided by Prof. Doty and 2-3 graduate students

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites. Designed to be taken concurrently with SEFS522 plant microbiology seminar

Class assignments and grading

Evaluation and Grading: Participation in each lab class period is required. Grading will be based on three written lab write-ups after completion of each major experiment (20% each for 60% of total grade). Detailed lab notebooks outlining the experiment, purpose of the lab, materials and methods, and results is required along with pre-lab assignments. The lab notebooks with pre-lab assignments will be assessed throughout the quarter (40% of grade).

Lab notebook (completion) and lab reports written in the style of a scientific paper (background, materials and methods, results, and conclusions).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Sharon L Doty
Date: 11/26/2013