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Evolution via Bacteria
Instructions:
Resources:
• National Institute of Health: http://www.nih.gov/
• Center for Disease Control: http://www.cdc.gov/
Background:
Evolution occurs in all living organisms from the smallest bacterial cells
to the most complex animals. In bacterial cells evolution occurs rapidly
in response to environmental pressures due to their simple genome and
rapid reproduction rates. In this assignment you will explore the
evolution in bacterial cells in relation to the development of resistance
to antibiotic drugs.
Choose a bacterium that has become resistant to multiple antibiotics.
Consult the resources for additional information.
Create a multimedia presentation wherein you address the following
points:
1. Give a brief overview of the chosen bacterium including the genus
and species. What disease(s) does the bacterium cause in humans?
2. Briefly explain how the bacterium has evolved to become resistant
to antibiotics.
3. How is natural selection involved in the development of antibiotic
resistance in bacteria?
4. How do antibiotics reduce bacterial biodiversity?
5. Given what you have learned, how do you think the medical
community should address the problem of antibiotic resistance?
Include appropriate pictures with citations. Include academic references
in APA format.
Examples of multimedia presentation tools include the following:
• Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations of at least 10- to 15-slides
with detailed speaker notes (these should be similar to what would be
stated in an oral presentation).
• Prezi™ presentations.
• For other possibilities, please discuss with your facilitator.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

 
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