Soil Microbiology


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Soil Microbiology

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This course discusses the roles of soil and water microorganisms in the sustainability and productivity of various ecosystems with specific emphasis on plant microbial interactions, nutrient cycling, degradation of pesticides and other xenobiotics, generation of trace gases, and soil and water quality. The laboratory portion of the course reinforces these concepts and provide hands-on experience with current techniques in soil and water microbiology. Credit toward graduation not allowed for AGRY 4050 and BIOL 4050. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in the following courses: AGRY 3510, BIOL 1107, and BIOL 1107L.