Academic Catalog

BIOL447 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

Course Code: 2380447
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE GL GZEN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2380303
Set 2: 2380313
Set 3: 5730311
One of the sets above should be completed before taking BIOL447 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY .

Course Content

The course covers interactions among microbial populations, interactions of microbes with plants and animals, microbial communities, detection of microbial populations, habitats of microorganisms, ecology of aquatic microorganisms. The biotechnological aspects of microbial ecology such as microbial interactions with xenobiotics and inorganic pollutants, as well as approaches to bioremediation are included.