Diversity, Benefits and Detriments of Microbes

    Diversity, Benefits and Detriments of Microbes

    Microbiology is both a basic and an applied science. It is not a single subject! It has many areas of specialization, including bacteriology, mycology (study of fungi), phycology (study of algae), virology, medical microbiology & immunology, public health, food microbiology, biotechnology, microbial genetics, and cell & molecular biology. In this assignment, we will discuss some of the various disciplines associated with microbiology and the beneficial microbes associated with them.

    For your main discussion post (first post),
    A. You must choose from among the beneficial organisms below.
    B. It is required of all students to reserve their discussion topic using the following procedure:
    I. Click Week 1 Discussion, above, to enter the Discussion. 
    II. Click Create Thread and type the number and scientific name of the organism you will discuss in the subject line to reserve your topic on a first come/first serve basis according to the classroom date/time stamp. Repeat main posts on the same organism are not permitted.
    C. To post your main discussion you will Reply to your topic intent post.

    Please choose one of the following beneficial microbes for your main discussion:
    1. Acetobacter aceti
    2. Alcanivorax borkumensis
    3. Arthrospira platensis
    4. Aspergillus niger
    5. Bacillus thuringiensis
    6. Bifidobacterium infantis
    7. Brettanomyces bruxellensis
    8. Deinococcus radiodurans
    9. Dunaliella salina
    10. Escherichia coli
    11. Geobacter metallireducens
    12. Ideonella sakaiensis
    13. Lactobacillus acidophilus
    14. Lactobacillus gasseri
    15. Oenococcus oeni
    16. Paenibacillus polymyxa
    17. Penicillium camemberti
    18. Penicillium chrysogenum
    19. Pseudomonas putida
    20. Rhizobium leguminosarum
    21. Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    22. Shewanella oneidensis
    23. Sinorhizobium meliloti
    24. Streptomyces griseus
    25. Synechococcus elongatus
    26. Thiomargarita namibiensis

    D.  You must discuss your chosen organism to tell us what type of microbe it is, what helpful beneficial actions it performs and which subfield of microbiology it is involved in. You must discuss only the helpful, beneficial, positive aspects of your chosen organism for your entire main discussion.

    E.  Your  discussion should be well-written, in your own words, paraphrasing from only credible academic sources. You may not directly quote from your sources, minimum elaboration on the topic of a minimum of 300 words and maximum of 400 words.

    F.  You must also cite your credible academic reference sources with parenthetical in text citations, and provide full end ref information in APA 7th Edition format.

    G.  Due by 11:59PM ET Friday, on any day of the week other than the days you post your two comments, to meet the minimum three day posting requirement.

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