Microbe Mission B/C

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by missionimpossible » September 1st, 2011, 8:01 am

This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by quizbowl » September 1st, 2011, 9:37 am

missionimpossible wrote:This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?
Try reading the Wiki (http://scioly.org/wiki/Microbe_Mission) or last year's event thread (http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=2210)
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by PacificGoldenPlover » September 3rd, 2011, 4:33 pm

missionimpossible wrote:This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?
-According to the rules you are "required" to know about pathogen, treatment, symptoms, diagnosis, and vaccinations. However, it is best to get a well-rounded view of each disease that might include who came up with the first vaccine for a disease (such as Jenner for smallpox), anatomical structures of the pathogens, (such as Rickettsias pretty much can't survive without a host and Smallpox is a very large virus and Giardia is a very small protozoa.) You might also wish to know the important dates in history for each disease (cholera epidemic for Haiti, etc.).
- Other stuff to study is cell biology, basic epidemiology, and microbial ecology.
- CDC has pretty good information on the diseases, NCBI does too. For general microbiology, I suggest getting a microbiology textbook.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by InvisibleAtom » September 6th, 2011, 3:22 pm

missionimpossible wrote:This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?
You want to know the main diseases and what they can do to you, I use the wiki from this site and another science olympiad site that gives an idea what to study for.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by InvisibleAtom » September 6th, 2011, 3:24 pm

Why don't they have the disease parts in Disease Detectives instead of Microbe Mission?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by chia » September 7th, 2011, 5:35 pm

I suppose knowing how microbes cause diseases should be considered an important part of studying them. Why shouldn't there be a specific list?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by deezee » September 18th, 2011, 2:56 pm

missionimpossible wrote:This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?
we should know the different types of microscopes too
disease: cause, transmission, prevention, stuff like that
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Starapollo1 » September 19th, 2011, 7:38 pm

InvisibleAtom wrote:Why don't they have the disease parts in Disease Detectives instead of Microbe Mission?
I used to ask myself the EXACT same question. Lol but the fact is, Disease Detectives is about epidemiology, the study of disease, containing them, setting up controls, etc. Disease Detectives is a very analytical event. Microbe mission is about microbiology and thus the disease aspect gives the angle that microbes can cause diseases, it also shows you the affects the microbes have on the body, how you can prevent them, etc. There is a bit of a crossover, so if you can talk to your coach about it try doing both.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by FullMetalMaple » September 21st, 2011, 6:47 pm

deezee wrote:
missionimpossible wrote:This is my first time doing this event...sooo I have questions:
- What are we supposed to know about diseases?
- What else is there to study besides general microbiology?
- Is there particular resources any of you use?
we should know the different types of microscopes too
disease: cause, transmission, prevention, stuff like that
To add to this, for diseases, it's helpful to know which specific microbe causes each disease. For example, specifically, Bacillus anthracis causes anthrax (I don't know which diseases are on the list this year, but regardless, the example stands). For microscopes, know the different types of microscopes and how they are used, as well as the principles of microscopy.

Regarding resources, textbooks are good, but if you can't get one, use a review or outline book and reputable Internet sites.

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by hscmom » September 29th, 2011, 4:56 am

Dumb question, but are we dealing with early blight or late blight with the potato blight? Should we just learn both (sigh)?
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