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Microbe Mission B/C

Post by SenseiSushi » September 6th, 2016, 1:56 pm

Short Event Description: Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Which is a characteristic of a retrovirus?
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Post by bhavjain » September 6th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Sensei_Sushi wrote:Short Event Description: Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Which is a characteristic of a retrovirus?
Retroviruses have RNA as their genomic code, and use an enzyme called reverse transcriptase (not found in eukaryotes) to convert this RNA into DNA inside the host cell.
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Post by bhavjain » September 14th, 2016, 8:16 pm

Which disease may be prevented by improving access to clean water and praziquantel?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Post by tm-scioli » September 16th, 2016, 6:33 pm

schistosoma

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Post by bhavjain » September 16th, 2016, 8:40 pm

tm-scioli wrote:
schistosoma
Correct. Usually the disease is called schistosomiasis.
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Post by tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 8:48 am

name 3 structural difference between gram positive and negative bacteria

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Post by bhavjain » September 17th, 2016, 3:41 pm

tm-scioli wrote:name 3 structural difference between gram positive and negative bacteria
1. Thick, multilayered peptidoglycan layer in gram-positive vs. thin, single-layered in gram-negative.
2. Gram-positive has numerous teichoic acids, while gram-negative does not.
3. Gram-positive has a low LPS content, while gram-negative has a high one.
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Post by tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 4:47 pm

correct, your turn

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Post by bhavjain » September 17th, 2016, 8:54 pm

What is Wolbachia used for?
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Post by tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 10:01 pm

what I do know is that it could possibly be used to control mosquito populations and lessen the effects of parasitic worms

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