Bio15 General Microbiology, report about two microorganisms

picture two that are interesting to you, but you do not know much about. Please make this a
meaningful project. Later this term, you will write a report on bacterium in the “Unknown Exercise”.
For this exercise, pick any interesting TWO microorganisms that are NOT bacteria. Be sure to
have the following sections in your paper, divided according to organism (please keep their parts of
this project separate). Papers should be typed/word-processed in 12-point font and double-spaced.
Total points for Lecture Written Project: 25 points
Cover page: (1 point) On this page, only include the following: name of organism, publication date,
your name, semester, and lab time.
(11 points per organism) Field as many of the following questions as you can find, and of course
add anything else that you find interesting about your microorganisms:
1. What kind of microorganism did you choose (fungus, virus, protozoa, et cetera)?
2. Who (scientist/medical doctor) first discovered and studied them?
3. How did you come to choose your microorganisms?
4. Are your microorganisms medically relevant? Are they normal flora (microorganisms that live in
us or on us all of the time, preventing colonization by potential pathogens by competing for
attachment sites or for essential nutrients)? Can they cause human, animal, or plant infectious
disease? Be sure to describe the disease.
5. If your microorganisms are not medically relevant, are they in industry? The environment? Where
are they found naturally, and how might they be used in industry?
6. Be sure to include at least one light micrograph or electron micrograph of each.
References: (2 points) List alphabetically all references used for the writing of your report. Cite at
least 2 reputable sources for each microorganism. is not an acceptable choice of
For a journal article: Authors last name, first name. (Date) Title of Article. Journal Name.
1. Ezzell, Carol. (1992) Same disease different transmission. Science News. 141:396.
For part of a book: Authors last name, first name. (Date) Title of chapter or section. In: Editors
Initials. Last Name, ed. Name of book. City, Publisher: Pages.
2. Bartlett, James T. (1983) The pseudomembranous enterocolitides. In: M.H. Sleisengher and J.S.
Fordtran, eds. Gastrointestinal disease. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders: 1168-1184.
For a website: Authors last name, first name. Name of Article. Web address.
3. Disney, Walter. Why Donald Duck doesn’t wear pants.
Bio15: General Microbiology
Examples of Fungi (or any other that interests you):
Saccaromyces cerevisiae Candida albicans
Cryptococcus neoformans Stachybotrys chartarum
Aspergillus flavus Penicillium chrysogenum
Examples of Viruses (or any other that interests you):
Human Papilloma Virus Rabies Virus
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Mumps Virus
Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) Varicella-Zoster Virus
Examples of Protozoa (or any other that interests you):
Plasmodium falciparum Enterobius histolytica
Toxoplasma gondii Euglena gracilis
Balantidium coli Amoeba proteus
Examples of Protozoa (or any other that interests you):
Ascaris lumbricoides Fasciola hepatica
Clonorchis sinensis Taenia solium
Necator americanus Enterobius vermicularis
Please Note:
There is no page number goal to this project, but please aim for at least a full page for the
essay (not counting the cover page), 12-point font and double-spaced. Additionally, spelling,
grammar, capitalization, et cetera will factor into the points earned for this project, so pleqse
do your best.