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BIO - M4A1: Create Your Own Bacterial Key

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Question;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 chooseone (1) of the groups,either;A) oral/respiratory tract pathogens and commensals,or B) urogenital pathogens;and commensalsor 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.;A) Typical oral/respiratory tract pathogens and commensals -;Streptococcus pneumonia;Yersina pestis;Haemophilus influenza;Streptococcus viridans;Staphylococcus aureus;Bacillus antracis;Klebsiella pneumonia;Bordetella pertussis;Streptococcus pyogenes;Chlamydia pneumonia;Psuedomonas aeruginosa;Mycobacterium tuberculosis;Mycoplasma pneumoniae;B) Typical urogenital pathogens and commensals;Neisseria gonorrhoeae;Streoticiccus agalactiae;Staphylococcus saprophyticus;Clostridium perfringens;S. pyogenes;Haemophilus vaginalis;Ureaplasma urealyticum;Treponema pallidum;Chlamydia trachomatis;Serratia marcescens;Trichomonas vaginalis;C) Typical gastrointestinal pathogens and commensals -;Campylobaacter jejuni;Enterobacter faecalis;Salmonella typhimurin;Shigella sonnei;Escherichia coli;Bacillus cereus;Clostridium perfringens;Vibrio cholerae;C. dificile;Helicobacter pylori;Alcaligenes faecalis;Listeria monocytogenes;The grade for your key comprises 5% of your final grade.;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;An;historical timeline for the major scientific discoveries that has led to;our current understanding of the topic.;A;summary of our current understanding of the topic.;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;?;Microbiology and human health;?;Microbiology and the environment;?;Microbiology and agriculture;?;Microbiology and industry;Procedure;8. 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 helpchoosing a topic?];9. Email;your topic to your instructor for approval.;10. Once;your receive instructor approval, do some background research on your topic to;get more familiar with it. Usingthe Credo Reference and/orBritannica;Online: Academic Edition databases, find 1-2 articles/encyclopedia entries;on your topic that will help you complete your Project 2 article. You can;access these databases from the Library?sBackground Information page.;11. 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 Library?s;OneSearch tool. OneSearch is found on theLibrary?s;homepage. Watch theOneSearch;Tips video for assistance getting started. [Note: In OneSearch you can;limit your results to peer-reviewed journals.];12. You;should now have a total of at least 7 sources to use for your Project 2;article.;13. After;reading the sources, think of the main points that you will cover and develop;an outline for your Project 2 article. [Need helpwriting an outline?];14. 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 withAPA format?];For additional information on how your work will be graded;go to theSchool of Liberal Arts Writing Rubric.;M5A1;All Fungi Are Not the Same!In this activity, you have the opportunity to apply your;understanding of material covered in your textbook on fungi and how they are;alike and how they differ.Using what you?ve learned from your reading, in your own;words please:Differentiate among the three fungal phyla, Zygomycota;Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota on the basis of their reproduction methods, means;of obtaining nutrients, and importance to humans. Be sure to include;representative examples of each type of organism in your response.Your essay should be approximately two pages in length;double-spaced in 10 to 12 point font. If you refer to sources of information;besides the textbook, please be sure to cite them in the text and on a;reference page using APA format.

 

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