Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Essay
Your paper will be a 3-5 page essay in complete sentences and in paragraphs using proper grammar, spelling, etc.
– It should be typed in 11 or 12-point font, 1.5 spaced, 1-inch margins.
– Write in paragraph form.
– All of this essay needs to be written in your own words.
– Do not quote directly from any text or website.
– You will be expected to cite at least 3 sources.
#Describe your microbe:
– What is the microbes name? (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
– Is it a virus, bacteria, fungus or protozoa? (Bacteria) – Reason for choosing: I choose this because my favorite childhood anime character, Alfred, from “Romeo no Aoi Sora” died because of TB which is a disease caused by this microbe.
– History of your microbe?
– Is it historically or currently associated with pandemics?
– Is a famous scientist involved in the discovery/research of your microbe?
– What is the structure of your microbe?
– What type of genome (DNA or RNA, single or double stranded) does it have?
– What type of exterior or cell membrane/wall or envelope does your microbe possess?
– Does your microbe synthesize, excrete or possess any unique proteins or lipids as virulence factors?
– Is your microbe able to move? If so, how does it do that?
– Does your microbe have any ‘protective’ features (ie endospore formation, going latent) that protect it from a harsh environment?
– Where is your microbe found in nature?
– Does your microbe have a unique environmental niche? Endospore? Biofilm?
– What type of environment does your microbe live in?
– How does your microbe cause disease?
– Identify who gets the disease.
– Where geographically are the most cases of disease for your microbe? (Good sources for this are CDC.gov and www.WHO.int)
– Incidence in the US?
– Incidence in the world?
– What is the mode of transmission for your microbe?
– Is there a vaccine for your microbe? If so, describe the vaccine type, who gets the vaccine and how often.
– If there is NOT a vaccine for your microbe, discuss why not?
– What types of medications are available and effective against your microbe?