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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
<br>Introduce the topic of microbiology.  What organisms are of interest?  Habitat?  Applications for medicine and/or environment?<br>
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<br>Introduce the overall topic of your paper.  What microorganisms are of interest?  Habitat?  Applications for medicine and/or environment?<br>
  
==Description and significance==
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==Topic 1==
Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why it is important enough to have its genome sequenced.  Describe how and where it was isolated.
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<br>Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.<br>
Include a picture or two (with sources) if you can find them.
 
  
==Genome structure==
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==Topic 2==
Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes?  Circular or linear?  Other interesting features?  What is known about its sequence?
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<br>Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.<br>
Does it have any plasmids?  Are they important to the organism's lifestyle?
 
  
==Cell structure and metabolism==
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==Topic 3==
Describe any interesting features and/or cell structures; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.
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<br>Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.<br>
  
==Ecology==
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==Conclusion==
Describe any interactions with other organisms (included eukaryotes), contributions to the environment, effect on environment, etc.
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<br>Overall paper length should be 3,000 words, with at least 3 figures.<br>
 
 
==Pathology==
 
How does this organism cause disease?  Human, animal, plant hosts?  Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.
 
 
 
==Application to Biotechnology==
 
Does this organism produce any useful compounds or enzymes?  What are they and how are they used?
 
 
 
==Current Research==
 
 
 
Enter summaries of the most recent research here--at least three required
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
[Sample reference] [http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/50/2/489 Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "''Palaeococcus ferrophilus'' gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". ''International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology''. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.]
 
[Sample reference] [http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/50/2/489 Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "''Palaeococcus ferrophilus'' gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". ''International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology''. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.]
  
Edited by student of [mailto:ralarsen@ucsd.edu Rachel Larsen]
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Edited by student of [mailto:slonczewski@kenyon.edu Joan Slonczewski] for [http://biology.kenyon.edu/courses/biol238/biol238syl09.html BIOL 238 Microbiology], 2009, [http://www.kenyon.edu/index.xml Kenyon College].

Latest revision as of 15:37, 15 April 2011

Introduction


Introduce the overall topic of your paper. What microorganisms are of interest? Habitat? Applications for medicine and/or environment?

Topic 1


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Topic 2


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Topic 3


Include some current research in each topic, with at least one figure showing data.

Conclusion


Overall paper length should be 3,000 words, with at least 3 figures.

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

Edited by student of Joan Slonczewski for BIOL 238 Microbiology, 2009, Kenyon College.