Subject: Biology    / General Biology

You are the science reporter for your local newspaper. Your editor asks you to write an article on a major topic within the general field of microbiology. He stipulates that in this article you need to include the following three things:

1.An historical timeline for the major scientific discoveries that has led to our current understanding of the topic. .

2.A summary of our current understanding of the topic. .

3.A projection of where the next major advance or breakthrough in your topic will come from. .


Using the topic, outline and resources that you developed for Project 1, write a 2,000 word article for your newspaper following your editor’s instructions. Your article should not just quote the research articles you have consulted, but convert them into language that is understood by non-scientists without losing the meaning.


1.Submit your project in one WORD document and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox. .

2.Please format your article according to APA style. Your article should have a cover page, abstract, and reference page. These pages do not count towards the length specified (2000 words). .

3.Please number each page, including the cover page and provide a running head. .

Deadly Microorganisms in lakes and ponds
1. Introduction
A. New discoveries being made about dangers of swimming in lakes , streams, and ponds.

2. Body
A. Microorganisms found in lakes, streams an ponds
1. Naegleria fowler
2. Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, norovirus and E. coli O157:H7.

3. Conclusion
A .Progress being made

4. References
1. Diseases & Disease Prevention, Content copyright 2014. U.S. Aqua Vac, Inc(website)
2. USE CAUTION WHEN SWIMMING IN PONDS, STREAMS AND LAKES. The Fairfield Dept of health Environmental health division,
3. Centers for Disease Control, Healthy Swimming(2014),
4. John Wiley & Sons (2006) Meningoencephalitis. Dictionary of microbiology & molecular biology. Retrieved from
5. Kao, P., Hsu, B., Chiu, Y., Chen, N., Huang, K., & Shen, S. (2012). Identification of the Naegleria Species in Natural Watersheds Used for Drinking and Recreational Purposes in Taiwan. Journal Of Environmental Engineering, 138(8), 893-898. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000549
6. Angrup, A. A., Chandel, L. L., Sood, A. A., Thakur, K. K., & Jaryal, S. C. (2010). Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. Journal Of Institute Of Medicine, 32(2), 56-59
7. Cantey, P. T., Kurian, A. K., Jefferson, D., Moerbe, M. M., Marshall, K., Blankenship, W. R., & … Hlavsa, M. C. (2012). Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated With a Man-Made Chlorinated Lake–Tarrant County, Texas, 2008. Journal Of Environmental Health, 75(4), 14-19
8. Nalini, G., & Mamatha, K. K. (2012). Isolation and Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria from Four Polluted Lakes of Hyderabad City. IUP Journal Of Life Sciences, 6(1), 34-38
9. Hua, L., Yujuan, S., Jianhai, Y., Zhongying, Y., Yanyan, J., Yuxin, X., & … Jianping, C. (2014). Prevalence and genetic characterization of Cryptosporidium, Enterocytozoon, Giardia and Cyclospora in diarrheal outpatients in china. BMC Infectious Diseases, 14(1), 1-15. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-14-25

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