I) Compare and contrast eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbial chromosomes.
ii) What is transcription and translation?
iii) Describe the appearance and function of plasmids.
iv) Compare methods of categorizing organisms. Are any of them better than the others or are they just different ways at looking at the same thing?
v) Give 2 exs of diseases caused by members of the anaerobic, Gram (-), straight, curved, and helical rods group.
vi) Case Study #1: Mr. B., a healthy 30-year old electrician, suffered third-degree burns over 40% of his body in an electrical accident. After 3 week of intensive supportive care in a burn unit, he suddenly became anxious and confused. His temperature fell to 35.5oC and his blood pressure fell to 70/30mm Hg, and his total peripheral white blood cell count, which had been elevated, fell to 1900/mm3. If you were to take blood cultures, what organism would you commonly find?