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M4A1: Create Your Own Bacterial Key;Throughout the previous modules you have gained information on the methods used to;distinguish different bacteria from one another. This activity serves to reinforce the concepts;associated with biochemical tests, help you learn the metabolic strategies associated with;individual or groups of bacteria, and strengthen your understanding of basic morphological;differences. For this assignment, you are to choose one (1) of the groups, either A);oral/respiratory tract pathogens and commensals, or B) urogenital pathogens and commensals;or C) gastrointestinal tract pathogens and commensals, and develop a key based on;differential staining and culturing, morphology and the suite of biochemical tests;available to identify bacteria.;C. dificile;Helicobacter pylori;M4A2: Project 1;Background;You are the science reporter for your local newspaper. Your editor asks you to write an article on;a major topic within the general field of microbiology. He stipulates that in this article you need to;include the following three things;1. An historical timeline for the major scientific discoveries that has led to our;current understanding of the topic.;2. A summary of our current understanding of the topic.;3. A projection of where the next major advance or breakthrough in your topic will;come from.;Description;For project 1 you will do your background research. Specifically, you will choose a suitable topic;identify appropriate resources, and generate a brief outline of the article which you will write for;Project 2. Your topic must fall under the following subheadings;1.;Microbiology and human health;2.;Microbiology and the environment;3.;Microbiology and agriculture;4.;Microbiology and industry;Procedure;1. Consult your textbook to choose a topic under one of the four subheadings listed;above. For example, from the area Microbiology and industry, you might examine;the use of organisms by the alcoholic beverage industry. More specifically, are;you interested in wine and the grapes that produce it? You could investigate the;actions of a fungus called noble rot or the cultures involved in the fermentation;of the grapes. [Need help choosing a topic?];2. Once your receive instructor approval, do some background research on your;topic to get more familiar with it. Using the Credo Reference and/or Britannica;Online: Academic Edition databases, find 1-2 articles/encyclopedia entries;on your topic that will help you complete your Project 2 article;3. Now that you have some grounding in your topic, find 5-6 peer-reviewed;research articles that will help you complete your Project 2 article using the;Librarys OneSearch tool. OneSearch is found on the Librarys homepage. Watch;the OneSearch Tips video for assistance getting started. [Note: In OneSearch;you can limit your results to peer-reviewed journals.];4. You should now have a total of at;Project 2 article.;least 7 sources to use for your;5. After reading the sources, think of the main points that you will cover and develop;an outline;outline?];for your Project 2 article. [Need help writing an;6. In a single Word document, submit your outline and list of at least 7 sources;(references) in APA format and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox.;[Need help with APA format?];For additional information on how your work will be graded, go to the School of Liberal Arts;Writing Rubric.

 

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