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Clark University    
  Dec 13, 2017
2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 219 - Physiological Ecology of Marine Algae

Type of Course: Lecture, Laboratory
This course will introduce upper-division undergraduate and graduate students to algal diversity and the physiological ecology of marine algae. The course will include lectures, readings, discussions and laboratory research. Topics of discussion include evolution, biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology of photosynthetic cells. In the laboratory, students will learn various techniques including measurements of photosynthesis, determination of enzyme activity and methods used to examine gene expression. The topics and techniques covered in the course are readily applied to the physiology of a broad range of organisms.

Prerequisites: Either BIOL 110 , BIOL 118  or BIOL 137 .