Microbial Classification

Give names of bacteria in the genus enterobacteriaceae. How would differentiate enterobacteriaceae from other gram (-) bacteria?

Read the selected scriptures and in your response to the prompt discuss how at least one of the scriptures relates to the discussion topic.

  • Matthew 8:2-3 “A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.”
  • Mark 16:17-18 “‘And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.’”

 Respiratory System Disease

Pneumonia is diagnosed by the presence of fluid (dark shadows in an X ray) in the alveoli. Since pneumonia usually is caused by a microorganism, what causes the fluid accumulation? Name a bacterium, a virus, a fungus, a protozoan, and a helminth that can cause pneumonia.

Students will individually examine why pneumonia –an infection of the respiratory tract is among the most damaging. Students are also required to use the information they have learnt from the text, lectures, discussions and/or assignments to describe why the respiratory tract is an important portal of entry to inhaled microorganisms such as viruses, fungal spores and bacteria.

Learners will synthesize their findings in a summary presentation of at least 10 slides that will be shared with their peers by the specified due date, when they will then compare and contrast the feedback from their research in this discussion forum. Learners will be evaluated against the criteria outlined in the assignment and discussion forum rubric.


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