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Biology (and other Life Sciences)

List and describe factors employed by the organism to assist in its growth, reproduction, culture conditions, host/pathogen interactions and/or virulence.

You will pick a microorganism for your paper on pathology or microbe-environment interactions. Select a pathogen/microbe from current events that is an emerging or reemerging concern to you or people in your area.
– Introduction to the organism (structure, cell type, morphology, metabolic requirements, natural reservoir, history, etc.)
– Introduction to the disease(s) caused by the organism (epidemiology, signs, symptoms, etc.) OR introduction to the environmental impact of the organism
– List and describe factors employed by the organism to assist in its growth, reproduction, culture conditions, host/pathogen interactions and/or virulence. (e.g. nitrogen fixation, symbiotic interactions etc.) Categorize virulence factors by mechanisms of action (Immunity Avoidance, Tissue/Cell Lysis, Colonization/Spread)
– Discussion of treatment/prevention options for the disease(s) caused by the organism (Antibiotics or other chemotherapeutics given as part of treatment and their mechanisms of action, Vaccines available and type)