MASC 443: Marine Microbiology


Microbial diversity and evolution, Structure and function of microbial communities in the ocean. Photoheterotrophic bacteria, marine bacteria and the carbon cycle, UV radiation effects on microbes and microbial processes, uptake and regeneration of inorganic nutrients by marine heterotrophic bacteria, bacterivory: interactions between bacteria and their grazers, symbiosis and mixotrophy among pelagic microorganisms, marine viruses and their ecological impact. Global ocean survey of marine metagenomics, single cell activity in marine bacterioplankton. Role of microbes in biogeochemical cycles. Microbial ecology; especially genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.