|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel|
|Lecturers:||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (55%); assignments (35%); written and research assignment (10%).|
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