|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)|
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 27-Mar-2014|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Leigh Owens.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); assignments (30%); written and research assignment (10%).|
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