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21st Day of Class


Homework due 10/29/2007 in class

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss ramifications of "The tragedy of the commons"

2. Begin to apply "The tragedy of the commons" to microbes

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Reading Assignments

At some point, it would be in your best interest to read...

Nyholm, SV & McFall-Ngai, MJ.  2004.  The winnowing: establishing the squid-vibrio symbiosis.  Nature Reviews Microbiology  2:632-42.

This reading can be obtained as a pdf from Ereserve

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