MI5003 - Advanced Marine Microbiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
The ecological role of microbes in the marine and estuarine environments is outlined
and the role of microbes in nutrient cycles is discussed including chemotropism, symbiosis,
fouling, degradation of pollutants and maricultural ecology. The specific contributions
of bacteria, cyanobacteria, fungi, viruses and picoplankton in the marine environment
are discussed and an introduction to disease-causing microbes is given.
- describe the culture methods for the major ecological groups of marine bacteria;
- manipulate microbes in the laboratory and establish causal relationships with selected
- understand the importance of marine microbes to the biosphere and how they impact
on human activities.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel
||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 26 hours lectures
- 11 hours tutorials
- 72 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (55%); assignments (35%); written and research assignment (10%).
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process, and in case of
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