Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Extremophiles: Life in Extreme Environments

Extremophiles: Life in Extreme Environments
A field trip-based investigation of microbial life in extreme environments. Field trips to Yellowstone National Park, Great Salt Lake, and to a water treatment plant will investigate thermophiles, halophiles, and methanogens, respectively.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 110R
Course Outcomes: 

Life in Extreme Environments

Students will deepen their appreciation of microbial life by investigating extreme environments in which microorganisms have evolved to grow and thrive.