Marine Microorganisms: Molecular approaches to their taxonomic and functional diversity

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
semester: 
3
ects: 
6

Diversity and interactions in the photosynthetic plankton

Exploring phytoplankton diversity
Which tools for which results: morphological &molecular diversities
Symbiosis & parasitism in the oceans
Niche adaptation in marine picocyanobacteria
Evolution of photosynthesis in marine environments until nowadays
Ecotypic differentiation: a key to adaptation
Molecular and genomic adaptations
Dynamics and adaptation of heterotrophic prokaryotes
Phylogenetic and functional diversities of bacteria and Archaea
Niche adaptation: photoheterotrophy and Quorum Sensing
Dynamics and ecological relevance: role in the Earth biogeochemistry
 
keywords: 
Marine microorganisms, Molecular tools, Phyto/bacterioplankton, Taxonomic diversity, Niche adaptation
initial: 

Basic knowledge in marine biology, plant biology and microbiology 

final: 

Microorganism biodiversity (eukaryotes, prokaryotes & viruses), Evolution & molecular adaptation, Interactions among marine microorganisms, Microbial loop, Biogeochemical cycles, Quorum Sensing