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UT REU-Microbial Community Interactions and Functions

The TorchbearerSince the origin of life, microbes have dominated the evolutionary and geochemical history of planet Earth.  The microbial world has proven extremely complex, and microbial interactions have significant impacts on community stability and activity.  Recent investigations have led to a greater understanding of the symbiotic relationships between microbes as well as between microbes and plants or animals: what may be common themes in these symbioses as well as unique traits.  Adversarial interactions are also common in the microbial world, and experimental systems have significantly contributed to our understanding of the processes of natural selection in microbes. This REU program seeks to introduce students to the exciting world of environmental microbes

Program dates: May 22-July 30, 2016
Application deadline: March 1, 2016

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