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BIOS 370 - Directed Reserach in Biology
A. Microbiology
B. Ecology and Evolution
C. Cell Biology
D. Plant Science

Directed research problems under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

BIOS 468X/568X - Geomicrobiology
Crosslisted as GEOL 468/568. Role of microorganisms in diverse environments at and below the surface of the earth. Topics include life in extreme environments, biodegradation and remediation, biogeochemical cycling, and astrobiology examined from the perspectives of geochemistry, microbial ecology, molecular biology, and ecosystem studies.

BIOS419/619 - Microbial Systematics and Diversity
Understanding the metabolic diversity of bacteria and archaea through selective culturing, isolation, and determinative testing. Cultivate and characterize microbial species of importance to the environment, human health, and the food and biofuel/bioenergy industries. One weekly lecture and two three-hour laboratory sessions.

BIOS 770 -Independent Study
Independent study of problems under the supervision of an adviser. May be repeated, but no more than 6 semester hours may be counted toward the M.S. degree.


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Wesley D. Swingley
Department of Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office: MO 333
Phone: (815) 753-7835
Lab: MO 312
Lab Phone: (815) 753-7812