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Fall 2016-2017
GEO 523 / CEE 572   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Geomicrobiology

Tullis C. Onstott

High throughput sequencing has transformed environmental microbiology, but dealing with the massive datasets is daunting. This course familiarizes students with the approaches used in assembly and annotation of metagenomes, single-cell genomes and metatranscriptomes and how to utilize the processed data to address phylogenetic and functional diversity in the environment. The course uses a combination of lectures, readings drawn from the literature, and hands-on processing of genomic datasets using a variety of freeware tools, R and Python. Upperclassmen are welcome.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly assignments, oral presentations and a final term paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Undergraduates who have taken GEO 331 or GEO 417/428 or who can convince the instructor that they have adequate geochemical and microbiological training are welcome..

Other information:
Open to Juniors and Seniors.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21082 S01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M        Enrolled:10 Limit:20
21082 S01 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:20