Microbe Mission B/C

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by NeilMehta » April 26th, 2017, 8:31 pm

Ashernoel wrote:@neilmehta yup probably the minority of the questions were original...
and to think of how many different topics Microbes encompasses that could be tested on...
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Ashernoel » April 26th, 2017, 8:52 pm

NeilMehta wrote:
Ashernoel wrote:@neilmehta yup probably the minority of the questions were original...
and to think of how many different topics Microbes encompasses that could be tested on...
and the level of detail of those questions..
I think I saw somewhere that the peple recognize that we only have one cheat sheet and that's why the nats test was 'easier' in 2011 and 2012. .. hopefully its similar this year :D
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by EagleHillSO2017 » May 6th, 2017, 1:55 pm

Does anyone know what we need to know about plant diseases for nationals? Do we have to know specific diseases (other than Dutch Elm Disease and Potato Blight) and if so, which ones? Or do we just need to know about how microbes causes diseases in general in plants?

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by The48thYoshi » May 7th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Does anyone know what they mean by "Population Explosion"
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Skink » May 7th, 2017, 4:28 pm

The thing to remember, folks, is that it's not as if they've dumped heavy or challenging topics on you for Nationals. Rather, they just chose a few and deferred them for the sake of having an RS-N topic split. :| So, don't think too hard about it! From the top:

3.m., stuff like Kirby–Bauer test / beta-lactamase / bacterial genetics thereof (though this last one is fair game at RS levels, in my opinion)
3.n., they can't ask any new diseases, so it's all generalities here. I quickly Googled "plant pathology pdf" and found some decent hits.
3.o., This one covers algal blooms and things.
3.p., self-explanatory

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Ashernoel » May 15th, 2017, 9:59 pm

So I'm looking at tests and finding stuff on

"African sleeping sickness" caused by Trypanosoma brucei. Why is this on microbe tests? Was it a disease on the past??
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Skink » May 16th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Alex-RCHS » May 16th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Skink wrote:Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by Unome » May 16th, 2017, 3:25 pm

Alex-RCHS wrote:
Skink wrote:Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
Based on previous lists, it seems like around 5-10 diseases change each year, similar to what happens for ID lists between years (though strangely Invasives didn't change at all).
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by NeilMehta » May 17th, 2017, 6:24 am

Unome wrote:
Alex-RCHS wrote:
Skink wrote:Yeah, the topic rotation for this event is some of the diseases on the list. You will not see it on the National test, but I'm confident that African sleeping sickness will be on the 2018 disease list. By the way, good luck.
By this do you mean that the only subject change for this event will be the disease list?

Also, do you expect the entire list to change, or just parts?
Based on previous lists, it seems like around 5-10 diseases change each year, similar to what happens for ID lists between years (though strangely Invasives didn't change at all).
Do the numbers of diseases change or do they stay at 50?
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