Week 8 DiscussionCOLLAPSEOverall Rating:
“Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Virus Reassortment, and Endophytes”
Many bacteria are helpful, rather than harmful, and some even form partnerships with other organisms. This week you will explore the power of bacteria and viruses. For your primary post, respond to one of the following three topics. Also, please reply to at least one fellow student on any topic.
Topic 1 : The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid and its bacterial endosymbiont. In a 4-minute video clip (1), Bonnie Bassler explains the relationship between the Hawaiian Bobtail squid and it’s endosymbiont, the bacterium Vibrio fisheri. Answer the following two questions about this arrangement:
Topic 2 [article]. Virus Reassortment and the Alaska Connection Read the article from MIT News (2) about tracking the spread of bird flu. Address the following:
Topic 3 [article]: Endophytes that benefit plants. Read reference (3) or reference (4) or another article of your choosing about the relationship between plants and their endophytes. .
References (in Strayer Writing Standards format).
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