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Genetic Engineering

 

 

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Forum Instructions:For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.

 

Questions:

 

1. What are the benefits of genetic engineering versus the potential risks?

 

2. What are your personal thoughts on genetic engineering? Do you think genetic engineering provides useful information for the scientific investigation of our natural world or do you think that we should not \\\"mess with Mother Nature\\\"? Explain and support your position.

 

Don’t forget to back up your arguments with properly cited references.

 

 

 

 

lants

 

 

 

 

Plant fronds

 

Forum Instructions:For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.

 

This week we shifted our focus to our eukaryotic “cousins”, the plants. With that in mind, the discussion topic is designed to provoke some critical analysis of both systems. Pick one of the following topics and compare at least two major similarities and two differences between vascular plants and humans.

 

*The “circulatory” system of vascular plants compared to humans

 

*The reproductive cycle of vascular plants compared to humans

 

*Organs or tissues of vascular plants compared to humans (you need to choose only one or two comparable tissue or organ types)

 

There is a second portion of this assignment that will force you to think about how plants affect our individual lives. In our day-to-day hustle and bustle, plants are typically overlooked for all that they provide for us. Simply stated, they are all too often taken for granted. With that being said, I would like for you to take the time to ponder just what plants have done for you. In fact, I challenge you to LIST and EXPLAIN at least ten ways in which plants in general or specific plants provide for you in your life and HOW they benefit or enrich your life. I encourage you to write your entry before reading any of your classmates\\\' posts to see if you can come up with any original ways plants affect you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Human Population

 

 

 

 

Group of people amidst a world population graph

 

Forum Instructions: For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.

 

In our current lab, “Population Biology,” we are learning the principle of competitive exclusion: that no twospeciescan occupy the same niche. Now, let’s take this concept and expand it to the scale of the entire Earth. The human population recently reached 7 billion people. Do you feel we are nearing the Earth\\\'s carrying capacity for our species? Discuss any impacts the exponential growth of our species could have on otherspeciesand their habitat. Finally, explain what you could do to reverse the trend of competitive exclusion by humans so that we do not exhaust the limited resources of the Earth?

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to back up your arguments with properly cited references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endangered Species

 

 

 

 

 

Polar bear and her cub

 

Forum Instructions:For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.

 

Some opponents of endangered species efforts have argued that endangered species recovery is too expensive, stands in the way of individual property rights, and produces little to no results in the recovery of endangered species. Do you agree or disagree with this position? How important is biodiversity from a biological perspective? How important is biodiversity to you personally? Are you willing to give up economic gains for the benefit of biodiversity? Evaluate and discuss these questions and ideas based on your research of credible sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethical Conduct in Scientific Research

 

 

 

 

 

A physician giving an injection to an african american man.

 

Forum Instructions:For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to your classmates’ opinions and can challenge their opinions. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

You should conduct research on the topic of discussion and use this research to support your answers. You can use Internet articles, journals, text books, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Library” link on the menu bar to the left inside the electronic classroom. However, NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. Be sure to list your references at the end of your post, include in-text citations where applicable, and be sure that both are in APA format.

 

 

A number of recent events has brought to light the need to reinforce ethical conduct in scientific research. However, historically there have been a number of known cases that have, to varying degrees, demonstrated heinous acts of ethical misconduct regarding human research abuses.

 

 

 

For this week’s discussion exercise, you are to choose one of the topics below and briefly describe in 300-500 words: (1) the event and its impact on reform in clinical research practices, (2) a brief statement on your personal response to the event, and (3) why you think ethical considerations are important.

 

 

The Nuremburg Trials

 

Tuskegee Syphilis Study

 

The Henrietta Lacks story

 

Willowbrook Hepatitis Study

 

Project 4.1

 

 

 

 

 

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Share Presentations and Reflect on the Course Project

 

 

 

 

 

Man with microphone cartoon

 

Forum Instructions:For this assignment you must reply to this post and provide answers to the questions below, prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday.

 

 

Continue to follow your classmates\\\' posts for the remainder of the week and post at least 2 follow-up messages to your classmates\\\' posts prior to 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification.

 

 

This is where you all are going to share your Presentations with the rest of the class. Please upload your presentation and, in 300-500 words, answer the following questions about your experience with the entire course project:

 

 

-How did you collect your observations and your pictures/videos?

 

- What did you like most about this course project? Did it increase your interest in biology?

 

-What was the most interesting thing you observed or researched about your species?

 

-Did you find any resources particularly helpful/useful in the development of your project?

 

-Share any sites or sources that you found particularly useful with the rest of us.

 

 

Requirements for Reply Posts:

 

 

-Ask your classmate something about their organism that you would like to learn more about.

 

-Comment on one particular aspect of your classmate’s presentation that you enjoyed the most.NOTE: To upload the weblink of your Presentation, use the \\\"Add Link\\\" iconHyper link icon from rich text editor box in the menu bar of the Rich Text Editor box.NOTE: If you are submitting a Prezi presentation, please copy and paste the URL address circled in red in the screenshot below:Prezi url address to copy and paste____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Grading/Evaluation of this Forum: Postings will be evaluated on their quality and the degree to which the postings promote discussion with classmates. Participation on all Forums is required. Points are allocated as follows based on the original posting and replies (Total of 100 points).A.Original Posting –Content and Analysis (50 points possible).Due by Wednesday of the assigned week. Your Forum entry should address the specific questions posed above.B.Presentation Link – (15 points possible). Link to your presentation should be uploaded properly and completely so classmates can successfully view the entirety of your presentation.C. Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation - (15 points possible).D.Response to classmates’ posts – (20 points possible).Due by Sundayof the assigned week. You should respond to aMINIMUM of two of your classmates\\\' original posts such that you propagate further discussion on the topic assigned and each reply post should be no less than100 words.Please address the specific questions posed above. Again, please be sure to be respectful and professional when responding to your fellow classmates’ posts. Lastly, please note that this portion of the Forum cannot be made up, so make sure you post your responses when due. If you are away from the course for any reason, when you return, you may submit your original post and receive up to the 80 points allowable (for your original post, spelling/grammar/punctuation, and properly listed citations); however, you will receive no credit for responding to another student\\\'s post because it is after the fact and will be of little value to your classmate.

 

NOTE:The rubrics for this forum assignment vary from previous weeks.

 

 

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Question 1 of 30

 

 

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When an organism\\\'s DNA is permanently altered, we say that it

 

 

A.metabolizes.

 

 

B.reproduces.

 

 

C.varies.

 

 

D.sequences.

 

 

E.mutates.

 

 

 

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Question 2 of 30

 

 

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Which of the following levels of organization is not included within the level of organism?

 

 

A.Cell

 

 

B.Organ

 

 

C.Tissue

 

 

D.Population

 

 

E.Organ system

 

 

 

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Question 3 of 30

 

 

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The main purpose of the queen fire ant is to

 

 

A.find food.

 

 

B.produce eggs.

 

 

C.defend food.

 

 

D.produce food.

 

 

E.defend the eggs.

 

 

 

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Question 4 of 30

 

 

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Humans

 

 

A.belong to the domain Archaea

 

 

B.are classified as protists

 

 

C.are prokaryotes.

 

 

D.are descended from apes.

 

 

E.share a common ancestor with apes.

 

 

 

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Question 5 of 30

 

 

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The unity and diversity of living organisms on our planet can best be explained by which of the following processes?

 

 

A.Evolution

 

 

B.Reproduction

 

 

C.Taxonomy

 

 

D.Metabolism

 

 

E.Homeostasis

 

 

 

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Question 6 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

A student wants to study the process of protein synthesis. What cell structure should he focus on?

 

 

A.Mitochondria

 

 

B.Ribosomes

 

 

C.Cytoskeleton

 

 

D.Nucleus

 

 

E.Lysosomes

 

 

 

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Question 7 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

What is the function of transport vesicles inside a cell?

 

 

A. move proteins between the nucleus and the endoplasmic reticulum

 

 

B.move proteins between the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus

 

 

C.move proteins between the SER and the RER

 

 

D.move proteins between the nucleus and the Golgi apparatus

 

 

E. move proteins between the endoplasmic reticulum and the cell membrane

 

 

 

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Question 8 of 30

 

 

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Where are lysosomes produced?

 

 

A.Nucleus

 

 

B. Rough endoplasmic reticulum

 

 

C.Golgi apparatus

 

 

D.Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

 

 

E.Mitochondria

 

 

 

Feedback:Lysosomes are vesicles produced by the Golgi apparatus.

 

Question 9 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Which cytoskeletal structures on the lining of the respiratory tract are needed to sweep dust and debris away?

 

 

A.Intermediate filaments

 

 

B.Flagella

 

 

C.Pseudopods

 

 

D.Cilia

 

 

E.Actin filaments

 

 

Question 16 of 30

 

 

0.0/ 3.33 Points

 

When two species live in the same area but are active at different times of the day or year it is referred to as

 

 

A.behavioral isolation.

 

 

B.temporal isolation.

 

 

C.mechanical isolation.

 

 

D.genetic isolation.

 

 

E.habitat isolation.

 

 

 

Feedback:Several related species can live in the same locale, but if each reproduces at a different time, they do not attempt to mate.

 

Question 17 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Which of the following types of organisms would be found in unusually great numbers in the Burgess Shale?

 

 

A.Soft-bodied invertebrates

 

 

B.Mammals

 

 

C.Dinosaurs

 

 

D.Amphibians

 

 

E.Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whales and dolphins

 

 

C.The monotremes

 

 

D.The marsupials

 

 

E.The placental mammals

 

 

 

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Question 14 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

If you were studying a soil containing a high percentage of decomposing organic matter you would be studying

 

 

A.sand.

 

 

B.humus.

 

 

C.silt.

 

 

D.clay.

 

 

E.leaching.

 

 

 

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Question 15 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

The removal of a strip of bark from around a tree is known as:

 

 

A.Phytoremediation

 

 

B.Guttation

 

 

C.Casparian stripping

 

 

D.Hydroponics

 

 

E.Girdling

 

 

 

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Question 16 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Which of the following structures will ultimately become the seed in plants?

 

 

A.The anther

 

 

B.The stigma

 

 

C.The ovary

 

 

D.The style

 

 

E.The ovules

 

 

 

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Question 17 of 30

 

 

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If a flower has both a stamen and a carpel it is referred to as:

 

 

A.Dioecious

 

 

B.Complete

 

 

C.Incomplete

 

 

D.Staminate

 

 

E.Imperfect

 

 

 

Feedback:When a flower has both a stamen and a carpel it is referred to as being a complete flower.

 

Question 18 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

The male gametophyte in flowering plants will be found within the:

 

 

A.Filament

 

 

B.Pollen grain

 

 

C.Pistil

 

 

D.Sepals

 

 

E.Ovary

 

 

 

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Question 19 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

A plant physiologist is studying the part of the flower which is used for catching pollen. He or she would be studying which of the following?

 

 

A.The ovary

 

 

B.The carpel

 

 

C.The filament

 

 

D.The style

 

 

E.The stigma

 

 

 

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Question 20 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Many flowers secrete a sweet liquid called ____________ which many pollinators feed on.

 

 

A.Stigma

 

 

B.Pollen

 

 

C.Nectar

 

 

D.Seeds

 

 

E.Endosperm

 

 

 

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Question 21 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

How did you know what temperature the environment was?

 

 

A.The temperature was printed in the journal.

 

 

B.The temperature was displayed in a text box on the table top.

 

 

C.The temperature appeared in the table after the simulation.

 

 

D.The temperature was displayed on a thermometer on the wall.

 

 

 

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Question 22 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

What is the purpose of this lab activity?

 

 

A.To compare the rates of transpiration for several plant species under varying environmental conditions

 

 

B.To measure the metabolic activities for several plant species under varying environmental conditions

 

 

C.To compare the rates of germination for several plant species under varying environmental conditions

 

 

D.To compare the growth of roots and leaves in plants exposed to different levels of light and nutrients

 

 

 

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heater

 

 

C.Zebra plant, heater

 

 

D.Rubber Plant, fan

 

 

 

Feedback:The transpiration rate for the Rubber Plant under the condition of the fan was the highest at 8.4 mL in one hour.

 

Question 27 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Colder temperature cause stomata to remain closed. If plants were grown below 21°C then:

 

 

A.The amount of water through evaporation will increase

 

 

B.The amount of gas exchange will increase.

 

 

C.Transpiration rates should be lower than in the simulation.

 

 

D.Transpiration rates should increase compared to those in the simulation.

 

 

 

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Question 28 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Cacti grow in desert conditions. Compared to other plants, transpiration in cacti would most likely be:

 

 

A.The same as that of Rubber Plant

 

 

B.Slightly above that of Zebra Plant

 

 

C.Above the average value for all 9 plants

 

 

D.Less than that of Weeping Plant

 

 

 

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Question 29 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

Based on the results from the lab, compare and contrast the effects of wind and light on the transpiration rate of plants.

 

 

Question 30 of 30

 

 

3.33/ 3.33 Points

 

If an experiment was carried out to measure transpiration and included test temperatures of 10 and 30 degrees Celsius, what would be the differences in transpiration based solely on temperature if comparing the same plants and all other conditions were the same?

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment Instructions: To help prepare you for the Organism Profile which is due Week 5, you will submit a 4-6 sentence summary of what you will be covering in your paper and an outline of your organism profile. The summary should be written first, letting your professor know what you plan to cover in your Organism Profile. This is NOT a formal paper but your thoughts should be clear and your writing free of spelling/grammar errors. Once you have a summary of what you want to discuss, you should start organizing the general and specific information you want to include in your paper by creating an alphanumeric outline. You can review instructions on how to develop such an outline as well as see a sample alphanumeric outline at

 

 

Your Organism Profile Summary and Outline should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:

 

 

1.Introduction/background information about the species -Include common and scientific names of the organism, the area you and this species live (country, state, city, etc.), the area’s biome classification, etc.2.Life cycle of the species-Describe the life cycle of the organism you have chosen. The life cycle of an organism refers to the series of changes in both development and growth from its beginnings as an independent life form up until maturity, when it is able to reproduce. Organisms like bacteria have relatively simple life cycles; however other organisms (e.g., plants) have very complex stages to their life cycle.3.Structure and Function-Describe the structure and function of at least one major organ system of the species (e.g., digestive system, reproductive system). Choose one system and explain how this organism’s system is structured anatomically and physiologically. Identify any species-specific characteristics or adaptations that are particularly unique to this organism and explain why.

 

4. Evolution of the organism - Evolution is simply heritable change over time. Sometimes changes from one generation to the next can give individuals an advantage. Specifically a trait that increases reproductive success or survival ability could be advantageous. Include a section in your profile paper about your organism’s evolution. Here are possible ways to research the topic:

 

 

a. Conduct a review of scientific literature to understand what is known about your organism’s past evolution. Search key words may include evolution, fossil, ancestor. Often technical reports from wildlife and conservation agencies have descriptions of an organism’s evolution.

 

 

b. Summarize research on any adaptive traits. Search key words include adaptation, evolution, trait, and character.

 

 

c. Find an article on the family tree or phylogeny of your organism. Summarize the information describing related species. Search key words might include phylogeny, phylogenetic, and genetic analysis.

 

 

d. Use theTree of Life Project to describe the phylogeny of your organism. Start at species, if possible, and trace back to the root. In addition to your summary, include any interesting patterns or unknown data.

 

 

**Still have questions about how to research for the evolution section? Click here for a hypothetical example.

 

 

5. Additional interests - The diversity of biological organisms is vast. Therefore, if your organism has a particularly interesting aspect about its biology that is not covered in the life cycle, structure and function, and evolution add a section to your paper on that aspect. For example, if your species has an interesting parental care strategy or mating system (i.e., protrandry/protogyny, polygymy, promiscuity, monogamy) you can include that in your paper.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit yourOrganism Profile and Outline as a “Microsoft Word” document rather than a Word Pad, Works, etc. type of document, otherwise you will not receive credit for your work.

 

 

Please review the university-wide policy onPlagiarism in your student handbook. All written work will be submitted to a plagiarism detection website so it is imperative that your papers are your original work in your original words. Don’t forget to utilize proper APA style in-text citations for any paraphrasing and/or direct quotes utilized in your written work.Less than 10% of your written work should contain direct quotes.Plagiarism will result in a zero for the entire assignment, as well as a formal letter to the Dean of Academic Affairs who will determine the next course of action, so make sure the work is your own.

 

 

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Evaluation/Grading of this Assignment: Points are allocated as follows (Total of 100 points):

 

A.Summary - (50 points possible). Your summary should state the main ideas you will discuss in the Organism Profile and be free of any spelling and grammar errors.

 

 

B.Outline– (50 points possible). Your outline should be correctly formatted in an alphanumeric sequence and contain a minimum of 5 main topics of which each has more than one subdivision. Content should be ordered logically, be thorough, show clear direction, cover the main points required by the professor, and be free of spelling and grammar errors.

 

For a detailed list of rubrics for the summary/outline, please refer to the Organism Profile Summary and Outline Grade Sheet.

 

 

Here are some additional resources to assist you in the construction of yourOrganism Profile Summary and Outline:

 

 

· Why and How to Create a Useful Outline· Four Main Components for Effective Outlines

 

TheOrganism Profile Summary and Outline will contribute 2 points, or 2%, toward the final grade which is based on 100 total possible points.

 

 

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Submission Instructions:

 

Upload your Organism Profile Summary and Outline for grading by clicking on the \\\"Add Attachment\\\" button at the bottom of the page.

 

The new screen will prompt you to click the \\\"Browse\\\" button so you can locate your Organism Profile Summary and Outline on your computer.

 

Find the file and double click on it.

 

Click \\\"Continue\\\".

 

Double check to ensure that your document was successfully uploaded as an attachment.

 

When you have completed this assignment, type \\\"Completed\\\" in the rich text editor box below and click the \\\"Submit\\\" button.

 

Your assignment is automatically submitted to TurnItIn with your submission.

 

 

NOTE: You should upload one MS Word document that contains BOTHyour summary and outline rather than uploading two separate documents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organism ProfileAssignment Instructions: You will write an organism profile based on literature researched about your chosen organism.Research should come from scientific information on the internet and research articles at the APUS library. Your paper should include, but not be limited to, the following topics:1. Introduction/background information about the species -Include common and scientific names of the organism, the area you and this species live (country, state, city, etc.), the area’s biome classification, etc.2. Life cycle of the species-Describe the life cycle of the organism you have chosen. The life cycle of an organism refers to the series of changes in both development and growth from its beginnings as an independent life form up until maturity, when it is able to reproduce. Organisms like bacteria have relatively simple life cycles; however other organisms (e.g., plants) have very complex stages to their life cycle.3. Structure and Function-Describe the structure and function of at least one major organ system of the species (e.g., digestive system, reproductive system). Choose one system and explain how this organism’s system is structured anatomically and physiologically. Identify any species-specific characteristics or adaptations that are particularly unique to this organism and explain why.

 

4. Evolution of the organism - Evolution is simply heritable change over time. Sometimes changes from one generation to the next can give individuals an advantage. Specifically a trait that increases reproductive success or survival ability could be advantageous. Include a section in your profile paper about your organism’s evolution. Here are possible ways to research the topic:

 

 

a. Conduct a review of scientific literature to understand what is known about your organism’s past evolution. Search key words may include evolution, fossil, ancestor. Often technical reports from wildlife and conservation agencies have descriptions of an organism’s evolution.

 

 

b. Summarize research on any adaptive traits. Search key words include adaptation, evolution, trait, and character.

 

 

c. Find an article on the family tree or phylogeny of your organism. Summarize the information describing related species. Search key words might include phylogeny, phylogenetic, and genetic analysis.

 

 

d. Use theTree of Life Project to describe the phylogeny of your organism. Start at species, if possible, and trace back to the root. In addition to your summary, include any interesting patterns or unknown data.

 

 

**Still have questions about how to research for the evolution section? Click here for a hypothetical example.

 

 

5. Additional interests - The diversity of biological organisms is vast. Therefore, if your organism has a particularly interesting aspect about its biology that is not covered in the life cycle, structure and function, and evolution add a section to your paper on that aspect. For example, if your species has an interesting parental care strategy or mating system (i.e., protrandry/protogyny, polygymy, promiscuity, monogamy) you can include that in your paper.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE that you must submit your Organism Profile as a “Microsoft Word” document rather than a Word Pad, Works, etc. type of document, otherwise you will not receive credit for your work.

 

Please review the university-wide policy on Plagiarism in your student handbook. All research papers will be submitted to a plagiarism detection website so it is imperative that your papers are your original work in your original words. Don’t forget to utilize proper APA style in-text citations for any paraphrasing and/or direct quotes utilized in your papers. Less than 10% of your paper should contain direct quotes and you should refrain from writing in the first or second person in your formal papers. Plagiarism will result in a zero for the entire assignment, as well as a formal letter to the Dean of Academic Affairs who will determine the next course of action, so make sure the work is your own.Here are some additional resources to assist you in the construction of yourOrganism Profile:

 

· Organism Profile Tips and Guidelines· APA Papers – General Format· APA – In-Text Citations: The Basics· APA – Reference List: Basic Rules· Sample APA Style Paper_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Evaluation/Grading of this Assignment: Points are allocated as follows (Total of 100 points):A. Subject Knowledge and Content- (65 points possible). Your paper should be pertinent to the subject matter and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the subject with an appropriate abstract, introduction, supporting paragraphs, and conclusions. The paper should be 750-1000 words (not including cover page, references, etc.). Your paper should be written in your own words using proper in-text citations where indicated. Please review the “Plagiarism” section located inside the APUS classroom under the “Syllabus” link for details. You should use a minimum of five current andreliable sources for your research: two of which must be from credible scientific organizations. You can use Internet articles, journals, textbooks, etc. In fact, I strongly recommend that you utilize the APUS Online Library for your research as they offer a plethora of reliable and pertinent research sources. You may access the Online Library by clicking on the “Online Library” link on the menu bar inside the electronic classroom. However, you should NEVER use Wikipedia for your research as anyone can alter the information on this site making it a poor source of accurate information. The topics covered in your paper should include but not be limited to the following criteria listed in detail above:1. Introduction/background information about the species2. Life cycle of the organism3. Structure and Function4. Evolution of the organism5. Additional InterestsB. Format - (20 points possible). Your paper should utilize APA style format and contain a cover page, page headers, in-text citations, abstract, introductory and concluding paragraphs, a main body, and a reference page. References should be cited and properly listed in APA format. Whenever you write a paper based on the research of someone else’s work, you must give credit to the original author. If you do not cite and document your sources carefully, you run the risk of plagiarism. In addition, when you document papers correctly, you provide others with a way to find the sources you have used. I recommend you visit the following web site (The Owl at Purdue) to learn how to properly cite your sources in the APA format:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. Your paper should be typewritten in double-spaced format using Arial or Times New Roman styles in a 12-point black font. All page margins (left, right, top, and bottom) should be set to 1 inch. See a copy of a sample of an APA formatted paper for reference: Sample APA Style Paper.C.Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation - (15 points possible). Submit a high-quality paper, free of spelling and grammatical errors; use your “Spelling and Grammar Checker” in Word AND proofread your final draft!!!

 

For a detailed list of rubrics for this paper, please refer to the Organism Profile Grade Sheet.

 

The Organism Profile will contribute 9 points, or 9%, toward the final grade which is based on 100 total possible points.__________________________________________________________________________________

 

Submission Instructions:1. Upload your paper for grading by clicking on the \\\"Add Attachment\\\" button at the bottom of the page.2. The new screen will prompt you to click the \\\"Browse\\\" button so you can locate the MS Word document of your paper on your computer.3. Find the file and double click on it.4. Click \\\"Continue\\\".5. Double check to ensure that your paper was successfully uploaded as an attachment.

 

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