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Assignment for MIC159 due April 1st, 2011

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  • 1. Assignment for Fundamentals of Microbiology MIC159 (10% of your grade)<br />Most microbes on our planet are not harmful towards either plant or animal life. Indeed, many microbes have proven useful to man over the years. <br />Select a microbial species or family which man has used to either improve his environment or way of life. Explain how these benefits were originally discovered, the process for which they are used, where in the environment they can be found and why this species/family is important.<br />You need write (make sure a pristine/clean, pretty and readable handwriting) on a bacterium that has important use in our life. In that writing, you need to follow a format (intro, content, and conclusion).<br />Intro<br />What is bacterium, what is important about bacterium, size etc.<br />Content<br />
    • Traits of the bacteria
    • 2. Bacteria classification based on shapes
    • 3. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
    • 4. Gram Positive and Gram Negative bacteria
    • 5. Autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria
    • 6. Classification based on Phyla
    • 7. Acid-fast/non-acid fast
    • 8. Has capsule/ slime layer
    • 9. Has endospore/does not have endospore
    • 10. Habitat/ ways to obtain
    • 11. How to get the pure culture
    • 12. Special trait/unique trait about the bacteria
    • 13. Use/ importance in microbiology
    Conclusion<br />Sum up your findings.<br />Footnote:<br />Academic Integrity: <br />This assignment is subjected to academic integrity where plagiarism is definitely intolerable as it is an individual assignment. Plagiarism will grant you an ‘F’ for this assignment.<br />Due date for this assignment is April 1st, 2011.<br />

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