[Not offered in 2015]
|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.
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