Ch 27: Microbiology & the Environment

About This Chapter

Study microbiology and the environment with this comprehensive online chapter. This chapter's lessons and quizzes can be used for test preparation, homework help, tutoring and independent learning.

Microbiology & the Environment - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert science instructors to learn about microbiology and the environment. As you progress through the chapter's short and informative lessons, you'll become familiar with concepts like nitrogen fixation, the nitrogen cycle, microbial water contamination and ecological microbiology. Be sure to take the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson. The chapter is accessible 24/7, and you can submit questions to our instructors if you have any. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand why nitrogen fixation is important to plants and humans
  • Outline the nitrogen cycle
  • Evaluate fossil fuels and acid rain
  • Identify sources of microbial contamination in drinking water
  • Describe the use of ecological microbiology in terrestrial and aquatic environments

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