1.89 Environmental Microbiology

As taught in: Fall 2004

A false colored image of magnified bacteria.

Spirochaeta americana, a bacterial microorganism that thrives in harsh climates. (Image courtesy of Science @ NASA.)




Prof. Martin Polz

Course Features

Course Description

This class provides a general introduction to the diverse roles of microorganisms in natural and artificial environments. It will cover topics including: cellular architecture, energetics, and growth; evolution and gene flow; population and community dynamics; water and soil microbiology; biogeochemical cycling; and microorganisms in biodeterioration and bioremediation.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.