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U-M biologist teaches microbe-hunting skills honed at sea

The goal of the project is to characterize the Southern Ocean's microbial diversity and help fill important gaps in scientists' understanding of their distribution, ecology and contribution to biogeochemistry, including their response to climate change.

Plant scientists plan massive effort to sequence 10,000 genomes

10KP plan aims to sequence organisms from every major clade of plant and eukaryotic microbes


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Our program represents a collaboration between the departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) & Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology (MCDB) and encompasses a breadth of disciplines spanning all levels of organization.  Students can choose from an array of majors and minors (and a wide spectrum of career opportunities)! 

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