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The Microbes Within leads students on a guided exploration of the alpha-proteobacterium Wolbachia and challenges them to consider the relevance of this obligate, intracellular symbiont with respect to the evolution of species, insect reproduction and human health. Students are presented with an issue of medical concern and must take advantage of modern-day research to provide persuasive advice to you, the Director of the CDC, through delivery of either a written or oral report. The activity builds upon understanding of basic biology and highlights the impact that one microbe might have on the health of millions worldwide.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-10-09 18:37:23
Description The Microbes Within leads students on a guided exploration of the alpha-proteobacterium Wolbachia and challenges them to consider the relevance of this obligate, intracellular symbiont with respect to the evolution of species, insect reproduction and human health. Students are presented with an issue of medical concern and must take advantage of modern-day research to provide persuasive advice to you, the Director of the CDC, through delivery of either a written or oral report. The activity builds upon understanding of basic biology and highlights the impact that one microbe might have on the health of millions worldwide.
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Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source Microbial Life
Keyword Endosymbiosis, Reproduction, Evolution, Human health
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-10-09 17:48:04
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-10-18 20:55:00
Creator Sarah Bordenstein
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-10-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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