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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.458 (Fall 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Molecular Biogeochemistry 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Roger Summons 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.458 Molecular Biogeochemistry



    Fall 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features student presentations and a complete readings list.


    Course Description


    This course covers all aspects of molecular biosignatures from 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.
     

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