By completing MICR*3260: Microbial
Adaptation and Development you will learn how microbes respond to their
diverse and changing environments. You will use relevant information
technologies to access and analyze the microbiological research literature,
learning why and how researchers study this subject and how information
This site is your pathway
to a Structure Gateway and the Literature Research
Lab. The Structure
will show you how to exploit the "structural biology revolution"
by viewing and manipulating macromolecular structures relevant to the
course. In the Literature Research
Lab you will learn to find and exploit key information as it becomes
The Research Lab will develop your ability to search, read, understand,
analyze and interpret the primary research literature (research articles,
review articles, conference reports and technical sources). You will select a topic for independent study,
an original research article related to that topic and discuss the outcome and impact of the analyzed research.
Lab work will be completed during weekly meetings in a Science Complex
computer room with help from the Instructor and a Teaching Assistant.
page is linked to a Courselink
site that is updated with information (e.g. dates) specific for each
MICR*3260 offering. Please consult Courselink regularly for course
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