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Second Day of Class


Welcome to Microbiology 390E: Microbial Ecology.

We will be meeting in N319 Morrill I on MWF 10:10-11:00.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Schloss via email

Remember that the first letter from MicrobeWorld Radio is due on Friday, September 14th

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the important developments of Evolutionary theory

2. Learn and apply the definitions of science, hypothesis, and theory

3. Appreciate the effect of Carl Woese on modern microbial ecology [we didn't get this far]

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Reading Assignments

For class on 9/10 be sure to read and be prepared to discuss:

Rennie, J. 2002. 15 answers to creationist nonsense. Scientific American. June 2002:78-85.

These can be obtained on Ereserve

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Patrick D. Schloss --
Department of Microbiology, UMASS AMHERST