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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby themightyweeaboo » January 19th, 2018, 3:56 pm

[spoiler]Disinfection does not always get rid of microbes that cause disease. Like sanitization, disinfection also serves primarily to reduce, not completely eliminate, pathogens.[/spoiler]
Though they both are similar in how they do not kill all of the microbes, sanitization is still different, as it's main goal is to lower the amount of harmful microbes to match with public safety standards. In general, disinfectants tend to kill more microbes that could be considered harmful. They are very close in definition, but still not the same Ugh, formatting is being so weird right now

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » January 29th, 2018, 8:15 am

1a. What animals are affected by [i]Chronic Wasting Disease[/i]?
1b. List three symptoms of this disease.
1c. What microbe causes this disease?
2a. [i]Candida yeast[/i] is better known as what?
2b. List three symptoms of this disease.
2c. What microbe causes this disease?
3a. What type of virus causes [i]Dengue Fever[/i]? (i.e. Adenovirus)
3b. List three symptoms of this disease.
3c. What is the scientific name for this disease?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Nano1llus10n » January 29th, 2018, 3:20 pm

1a. What animals are affected by [i]Chronic Wasting Disease[/i]?
1b. List three symptoms of this disease.
1c. What microbe causes this disease?
2a. [i]Candida yeast[/i] is better known as what?
2b. List three symptoms of this disease.
2c. What microbe causes this disease?
3a. What type of virus causes [i]Dengue Fever[/i]? (i.e. Adenovirus)
3b. List three symptoms of this disease.
3c. What is the scientific name for this disease?
1a. members of family Cervidae
1b. difficulties in movement, excessive drinking and urination, & behavioral changes (e.g. decreased social interactions)
1c. Prion
2a. Thrush
2b. white lesions on tongue & lining of oral cavity, loss of taste, cottony feeling in mouth
2c. fungi
3a. Flavivirus
3b. joint pain, rashes, bleeding
3c. Breakbone fever? (maybe be a bit more specific)
[b]Event:[/b] MIT/R/S/N
[b]Anatomy and Physiology:[/b] 8/3/2/26
[b]Helicopters:[/b] 11/-/2/43
[b]Microbe Mission:[/b] 13/2/2/8
[b]Event:[/b] R/S/N
[b]Anatomy and Physiology:[/b] 1/2/8
[b]Designer Genes:[/b] 1/2/4
[b]Protein Modeling:[/b] 1/3/2
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby whythelongface » January 29th, 2018, 4:56 pm

Just a pedantic note: the name of an organism is only ever italicized if it's part of the Scientific name. So, that would be Candida albicans, or simply C. albicans. "Candida yeast" would not be correct, nor would Dengue Fever.

A small note, I'm sure, and I probably sound really annoying for bringing that up, but it's the second time that I've seen this on this thread.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Alex-RCHS » January 29th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Just a pedantic note: the name of an organism is only ever italicized if it's part of the Scientific name. So, that would be Candida albicans, or simply C. albicans. "Candida yeast" would not be correct, nor would Dengue Fever.

A small note, I'm sure, and I probably sound really annoying for bringing that up, but it's the second time that I've seen this on this thread.
Agreed. Also, instead of referring to prions as a “microbe” the phrases “microbial agent” or “causative agent” (of a disease) are more correct.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » January 29th, 2018, 5:43 pm

1a. What animals are affected by [i]Chronic Wasting Disease[/i]?
1b. List three symptoms of this disease.
1c. What microbe causes this disease?
2a. [i]Candida yeast[/i] is better known as what?
2b. List three symptoms of this disease.
2c. What microbe causes this disease?
3a. What type of virus causes [i]Dengue Fever[/i]? (i.e. Adenovirus)
3b. List three symptoms of this disease.
3c. What is the scientific name for this disease?
1a. members of family Cervidae
1b. difficulties in movement, excessive drinking and urination, & behavioral changes (e.g. decreased social interactions)
1c. Prion
2a. Thrush
2b. white lesions on tongue & lining of oral cavity, loss of taste, cottony feeling in mouth
2c. fungi
3a. Flavivirus
3b. joint pain, rashes, bleeding
3c. Breakbone fever? (maybe be a bit more specific)
Looks all correct, and for 3c my notes say "Aedes aegyptii". Your turn!
Just a pedantic note: the name of an organism is only ever italicized if it's part of the Scientific name. So, that would be Candida albicans, or simply C. albicans. "Candida yeast" would not be correct, nor would Dengue Fever.

A small note, I'm sure, and I probably sound really annoying for bringing that up, but it's the second time that I've seen this on this thread.
Agreed. Also, instead of referring to prions as a “microbe” the phrases “microbial agent” or “causative agent” (of a disease) are more correct.
Okay. I'll aim to use those in the future.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby The48thYoshi » January 29th, 2018, 7:15 pm

1a. What animals are affected by [i]Chronic Wasting Disease[/i]?
1b. List three symptoms of this disease.
1c. What microbe causes this disease?
2a. [i]Candida yeast[/i] is better known as what?
2b. List three symptoms of this disease.
2c. What microbe causes this disease?
3a. What type of virus causes [i]Dengue Fever[/i]? (i.e. Adenovirus)
3b. List three symptoms of this disease.
3c. What is the scientific name for this disease?
1a. members of family Cervidae
1b. difficulties in movement, excessive drinking and urination, & behavioral changes (e.g. decreased social interactions)
1c. Prion
2a. Thrush
2b. white lesions on tongue & lining of oral cavity, loss of taste, cottony feeling in mouth
2c. fungi
3a. Flavivirus
3b. joint pain, rashes, bleeding
3c. Breakbone fever? (maybe be a bit more specific)
Looks all correct, and for 3c my notes say "Aedes aegyptii". Your turn!
Just a pedantic note: the name of an organism is only ever italicized if it's part of the Scientific name. So, that would be Candida albicans, or simply C. albicans. "Candida yeast" would not be correct, nor would Dengue Fever.

A small note, I'm sure, and I probably sound really annoying for bringing that up, but it's the second time that I've seen this on this thread.
Agreed. Also, instead of referring to prions as a “microbe” the phrases “microbial agent” or “causative agent” (of a disease) are more correct.
Okay. I'll aim to use those in the future.
Aedes aegypti is the name of the mosquito that transmits Dengue. Break bone fever is a common name due to the joint pain associated with Dengue.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » January 30th, 2018, 7:08 am

1a. members of family Cervidae
1b. difficulties in movement, excessive drinking and urination, & behavioral changes (e.g. decreased social interactions)
1c. Prion
2a. Thrush
2b. white lesions on tongue & lining of oral cavity, loss of taste, cottony feeling in mouth
2c. fungi
3a. Flavivirus
3b. joint pain, rashes, bleeding
3c. Breakbone fever? (maybe be a bit more specific)
Looks all correct, and for 3c my notes say "Aedes aegyptii". Your turn!
Agreed. Also, instead of referring to prions as a “microbe” the phrases “microbial agent” or “causative agent” (of a disease) are more correct.
Okay. I'll aim to use those in the future.
Aedes aegypti is the name of the mosquito that transmits Dengue. Break bone fever is a common name due to the joint pain associated with Dengue.
Ah, okay. Anyway, let's move on. Nano1llus10n may post a question.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Nano1llus10n » January 30th, 2018, 3:28 pm

What are the 3 types of exotoxins and give an example of each.
[b]Event:[/b] MIT/R/S/N
[b]Anatomy and Physiology:[/b] 8/3/2/26
[b]Helicopters:[/b] 11/-/2/43
[b]Microbe Mission:[/b] 13/2/2/8
[b]Event:[/b] R/S/N
[b]Anatomy and Physiology:[/b] 1/2/8
[b]Designer Genes:[/b] 1/2/4
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby Alex-RCHS » February 16th, 2018, 2:52 pm

Here’s a question that I’ve been trying to figure out lately:

The presence of cardiolipins and porins are separately cited as evidence of endosymbiosis. Why are cardiolipins found on the inner mitochondrial membrane, but porins on the outer mitochondrial membrane, if both are also found in bacterial cell membranes?

I must admit I don’t know the answer but I hope that someone does.
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