Cyanobacterium Microcoleus chthonoplastes from a hypersaline microbial mat, photo Ruth Ley

Snorkeling to collect samples of cyanobacteria from Fayetteville Green Lake

Photosynthesis and predation captured under the microscope

Spring bloom at Wing Hall, the home of the Department of Microbiology

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Welcome

Our faculty teach a wide portfolio of microbiology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We also serve as the home department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with over 40 affiliated faculty members) and provide a center of expertise for numerous aspects of microbial biology. Research within our department is focused on prokaryotic molecular biology and environmental microbiology.

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