Origin of Life on Earth and Endosymbiotic Theory
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

An exploration of the origin of life on planet Earth, and the history and scientific support for the endosymbiotic theory of the origins and diversity of eukaryotic organisms. Specific topics will include: early life on Earth, the origin of eukaryotes, the evolutionary history of mitochondria and chloroplasts, the diversity of eukaryotic organisms with a focus on protists, and examples of current endosymbiotic relationships.

Additional Course Information
BI236 (BI338 is recommended).