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Dr. Jayda Mayert
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dr. Jayda Mayert on Saturday September 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MIBO 4300 at University of Georgia taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 46 views. For similar materials see /class/202391/mibo-4300-university-of-georgia in Microbiology at University of Georgia.




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Date Created: 09/12/15
MIBO43006300 Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology 3 hours Course description Microorganisms used in biotechnology agriculture bioremediation and industry distribution taxonomy and physiology of environmentally signi cant microorganisms Prerequisite MIBO3500 Instructor Prof Barny Whitman 541 Biological Sciences 5424219 whitmanugaedu of ce hours by appointment Class Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 11151205 room 404C Biological Sciences Textbook As necessary I recommend that you consult advanced textbooks which are on reserve in the Science Library Madigan and Martinko 11th ed Brock Biology of Microorganisms Staley Gunsalus Levy and Perry 2quotd ed Microbial Life Other resources include The Proka otes ed M Dworkin et al 2006 available electronically Go to Galileo go to Databases browse to The Prokaryotes Bergey s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology available at the reference desk of the Science Library Grading policy For MIBO4300 the grade will be computed from the four midterm grades the comprehensive nal and any extra point credits you earn Make up midterm examinations will not be given without two excusable absences The grade will be the highest of the following 1 The average of all four midterm examinations 25 each plus any extra credit points you earn 2 The average of the three highest midterm examinations 25 each and the nal 25 plus any extra credit points you earn Students may earn up to ve 5 points of extra credit in two ways One seminars in the Department of Microbiology are usually on Thursdays at 1100 am in room 404D and the schedule is listed at the Department website and in the hall way outside of Biosciences room 527 In addition seminars hosted by other departments on prokaryotic biology may be used A brief report 2 typed pages which summarizes the talk will be due within four days usually Monday following the seminar These writeups should include i the name of the speaker title of the seminar and date of the talk ii a brief introduction of the subject in which relevant background information is discussed iii a summary of the experiments presented by the speaker what was done why was it done and what were the results and nally iv what conclusions were reached by the speaker Each writeup will be judged according to its clarity and content and will be graded on a scale of 0 unsatisfactory to 1 outstanding Please note that no credit will be given for reports turned in to any other course Two the second option is a review of an area of the literature on one of the topics discussed in this course The review should be 10 typed pages in length and refer to no fewer than 5 papers from the primary literature All topics must be approved by Dr Whitman prior to April 1 Each paper should include an introduction which provides the relevant background a summary of the papers and a discussion of the important conclusions Otherwise the format should follow that described in the quotInstructions to Authorsquot for quot 39 39 39 and M 39 39 Biology Reviews 70 2006 Papers are due by April 28 and will be graded on a scale of 0 unsatisfactory to 50 outstanding based on their content clarity and grammar Students in MIBO6300 may not earn extra credit by option 1 reporting on the seminars However students in MIBO6300 may earn extra credit by option 2 a paper or presenting a lecture to the class of approximately 20 min The topic of the lecture should be approved by Dr Whitman prior to April 11 Otherwise the grading policy is the same


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