BIOL 2420 section: ____________ (do you know your section #?)
Unknown number: ____________ (to be inserted when you know it)
Neisseria polysaccharea (to be substituted here when you know it)
(approximately 2-3 complete sentences in third person) (date 1st submitted)
What is this project about?
What applications and techniques will be used (including relevant information/talents students already possess both those acquired during the part of this course already covered as well as general life skills)?
(approximately 1 – 2 paragraphs in third person) (Due first week of project)
How is any bacterial culture characterized (i.e. growth characteristics of broth, plate, slant)? Why?
How is a pure culture established (i.e. broth to plate to slants to Gram stains of both slants that match Gram stain of original broth)? Why?
How would anyone with an unknown bacterium select the correct strike chart? (Use Gram stain charts to determine tests needed to lead to appropriate strike chart.) If GN? If GPC? If GPR? Explain all three.
(approximately 1 paragraph) (Due when strike chart selected)
How did you select the correct strike chart? (Use Gram stain charts to determine tests needed to lead to appropriate strike chart. Include only those results needed to determine strike chart. Mention chart by name.)
(approximately 1 – 2 paragraphs) (Due when final paper is due)
Discuss how the Descriptive Chart is used to collect and organize your data into 3 categories. (What are these categories?)
Describe the process used to eliminate organisms from the strike chart. (What do you strike? How many strikes to eliminate?)
Cite the source of the data on your strike chart in parenthetical in-text APA citation format.
(approximately 1-3 complete sentences) (Due when final paper is due)
Give identity of unknown using proper nomenclature.
Add info regarding your unknown (habitat, size, etc.) with 2 proper APA parenthetical citations.
Discuss any issues & how they were resolved.
*This entire Unknown Project Summary should be written in 3rd person as a proper paper using complete sentences (no bullets) to develop proper paragraphs.
This is just an example. Your submission will have the headings shown here in blue but will not have the questions or suggestions shown here in black and green. Just delete these and replace with your information.