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In this assignment, students will review a microbial journal article.


In this assignment, students will review a microbial journal article. Choose one article from a primary scientific literature source that uses a microbe as a model organism/system in microbiology or biotechnology, and write a comprehensive summary of the study that answers the following questions: Choose one article from a primary scientific literature source that uses a microbe as a model organism/system. 
NOTE: Many free articles may be obtained from  http://www.pubmed.gov or visit the MDC library. Write a summary of the study that includes:

  1. Why did the scientists perform the study (i.e., description of background)?
  2. What was the hypothesis (or hypotheses) under investigation?
  3. What were the major results and did they support or negate the hypothesis? Which key techniques were used to achieve these results?
  4. Why are the results significant and do they point to further/future studies? In other words, why does this article matter, and what should or could be done next?
  5. Why did you choose this particular article to review? Was it interesting, informative, clearly written, or none of the above?

Compose your review in the current APA Style and include:

  • A title page 
  • Answers to the questions above in paragraph format (3 to 5 pages maximum)
  • A reference page with the reference for your article and any other sources used in your review.
  • You can use a maximum of 3 references to support your journal review.

See rubric for specific grading criteria.Points: 100

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