BI421
The Human Microbiome
0.5 Credit

The course first covers the basics of microbial diversity and metagenomics, and continues with the examination of recent literature on the human microbiome projects around the world. Topics to be covered include: studying microbial diversity: 16S rRNA genes versus random metagenomic sampling; metagenomes, concepts, applications and expectations; from microbial pathogenicity to disbiosis; development of human microfloras; from microbial diversity to metagenomes to gene functions; and functional metagenomics.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
BI276 and either of BI402 or BI426.
Exclusions
BI496V.
Notes
36 lecture hours/term