BIOL 114. Symbiotic Interactions


Plant-microbe and animal-microbe symbioses play essential roles in the development, health and life of organisms and in ecosystem function.  Specific symbiotic partnerships and common themes (e.g., nutrient exchange, modulation of the imune response, specificity of host-symbiont recognition) will be analyzed and discussed.  Readings will be primarily from the research literature. 
Prerequisite: One of the following courses:  BIOL 014, BIOL 016, BIOL 017, BIOL 019, BIOL 020, BIOL 024, BIOL 025 or BIOL 027; or with permission of instructor.  
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Fall 2020. Vallen.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


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