The unit will form part of a microbiology major in the BSc degree.
Microorganisms out-number all life forms on the planet and greatly impact biological, chemical and physical processes. This unit considers the significance of microorganisms in the ecology of terrestrial and marine environments; microbial diversity and evolution; the role of microbes in global cycles of nitrogen, carbon, phosphorous and iron; interactions with other organisms; applications in agriculture; bioremediation of contaminated land; and modern methods used to study microbial ecology. Assessment tasks include laboratory reports, sequence data analysis, proposal and report documents produced from small group project research, and a final closed book exam.
|Unit name||Applied Environmental Microbiology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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(KLA200 or KLA210 or CBA260 or CBA265 or KQA207) or Admission into a Masters course or equivalent qualifications
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26 lectures, 13 x 3-hr lab classes
3-hr theory exam (60%), project and practical reports (40%)
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