12.158 Molecular Biogeochemistry
Covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures, such as their pathways of lipid biosynthesis, the distribution patterns of lipid biosynthetic pathways with regard to phylogeny and physiology, isotopic contents, occurrence in modern organisms and environments, diagenetic pathways, analytical techniques and the occurrence of molecular fossils through the geological record. Students analyze in depth the recent literature on chemical fossils. Lectures provide background on the subject matter. Basic knowledge of organic chemistry required. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has no prerequisites.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: 12.158 / 12.458 Molecular Biogeochemistry, Fall 2010 site.
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