MBI 402/502 Geomicrobiology (3)

Focuses on mutual interactions between microbial and geological processes. Topics include: role of microorganisms on mineral weathering rates, microbial mediated ore deposit formation, microbe enhanced oil recovery, life in extreme environments, search for bio-signatures in geological records and meteorites and implications for life on Mars, microbial ecology in ocean floor hydrothermal vents.

Prerequisite: any 100-level, 3 credit hour GLG course; CHM 141R or 141, 144; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with GLG.

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