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Fall 2024
Jul 19, 2024
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AGRY 58000 - Soil And Rhizosphere Microbiology
Associated Term: Fall 2024
Learning Outcomes: 1.  Demonstrate understanding of the ecology and physiology of major groups of bacteria, archaea, fungi, and viruses found in soils, the rhizosphere, and roots. 2.  Compare and contrast soil and rhizosphere microbiomes, and their differences between the managed versus natural ecosystems. 3.  Use verbal and basic mathematical descriptions to explain theories related to microbial growth, survival, and symbioses. 4.  Predict the occurrence of microbial processes and soil conditions that govern the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur, and metals in soils and relate this knowledge to ecosystem functions. 5.  Envision potential applications for soil and root-borne microbes in natural resource management, such as agriculture, forestry, and soil conservation.  6.  Apply knowledge of plant-microbe interactions to develop hypotheses, design experiments, and select appropriate study methods.  7.  Recognize and select appropriate resources and tools to effectively analyze microbiome data.
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