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So far in the class, you have primarily studied microbes in a medical capacity and have explored many disease-causing microorganisms. Prokaryotes are deeply connected to the environment and industry, and humans depend on them in a variety of ways. In your unit Assignment, you will explore important roles that microorganisms play in the world around you. Your Readings for this unit will serve as an excellent resource for examples and information.
1. Discuss two examples of how bacteria are used to remove pollutants through bioremediation. Provide the genus and species of the two microbes selected, and briefly describe their role in bioremediation.
2. Discuss two examples of how bacteria are used in food production, drug production, and chemical production in industry. Provide the genus and species of two microbes, and briefly describe their role in industry.
3. In science today, many groups focus on a wide range of perspectives using various biological methods. Bioremediation can come in many forms. There are many approaches that can be taken to address diverse perspectives while also providing benefits to the broader community. In a summary paragraph, discuss at least two approaches in which bioremediation can be used to meet a global challenge. Discuss the benefits of each approach. For example, there are different approaches to reducing water pollution or improving the health of the environment. What are the benefits of each approach?
You will have the option of presenting your Assignment in one of the following three formats:
a. Word document: Submit a 700-900 word paper in APA format including an introduction, conclusion, and in-text citations and reference page.
b.PowerPoint Presentation: Create a PowerPoint presentation fully outlining your examples. Your presentation should be 10-15 slides in length, and include an introductory slide, in-text citations where applicable, a conclusion slide, and a reference slide. Use images (with citations) to create an effective and professional presentation. Slides should be brief and bulleted. The PowerPoint should include your notes below the slides, outlining exactly what you would say to an audience as you presented it.
*If you do not have access to PowerPoint, you can go to https://www.openoffice.org/ to download the program Impress. This program enables you to create a PowerPoint presentation with a free, compatible program through Open Office.
c. Audio / Podcast presentation: Create a 5-10 minute presentation using an audio program you are comfortable with (e.g., Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/). A written transcript (e.g., in MS Word) must accompany your audio presentation.
Resources: For this Assignment, the use of reliable academic sources is important to ensure the presentation of accurate and timely material. Academic resources can include your textbook, government websites, and academic journal articles. Avoid using sites such as Wikipedia and Ask.com, as they are not considered academically reliable. Start your search with a visit to the KU Library.
Submitting Your Assignment:
Save your copy of the Assignment in a location and with a name that you will remember. Be sure to use the "Save As" option to include your first and last name in the title of the document.