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Robert Morris
OCEAN 530
Seattle Campus

Marine Bacteria, Archaea, and Viruses

Explores the role of marine microorganisms in transformations of dissolved and particulate organic matter. Covers the functional and phylogenetic diversity of bacteria, archaea, and viruses in the marine environment; the fate of organic carbon in the microbial loop; and the interrelationship of the carbon cycle with other biogeochemical cycles. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: W, odd years.

Class description

This course focuses on the role of marine microorganisms in the transformation of dissolved and particulate organic matter. We will also learn about functional and phylogenetic diversity of Bacteria, Archaea and viruses in the marine environment, the fate of organic carbon in the microbial loop, and the interrelationship of the carbon cycle with other biogeochemical cycles.

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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.
Last Update by Robert Morris
Date: 01/02/2011