Short Answer Homework Quiz 2 Questions and Rubric

1. We know fungi are eukaryotic (have membrane-bound nucleus and organelles). Explain three unique ways fungi are different from other microbes (algae, protozoans, bacteria and archaea). Compare things like cell walls, cell membranes, morphology, reproduction, life cycles. (Words to use in your answer include chitin, cellulose, peptidoglycan, pseudopeptidoglycan, ergosterol, hopanoids, cholesterol, mycelium, hyphae, multinucleate, multicellular, unicellular, nutritional needs, environmental needs, chemoheterotrophy, saprobes, parasites, free-living, reproductive strategies, spores).

2. Algae and protozoans are loosely grouped together as protozoans and are different from plants because they lack certain characteristics of plants. Explain what differentiates algae from plants and two ways they are different from protozoans. Talk about algae being part of our environment and how algae may positively or negatively impact our health or the environment. (Words to use in your answer: cell wall, cell membrane, chloroplast, plankton, single-cell, multicellular, red tide, toxins, agar, phytoplankton, reproduction, motility, nutrition, feeding strategies)

3. Discuss the similarities and differences between animal and bacterial virus multiplication. (Words/concepts to include in your answer: attachment, adsorption, penetration, uncoating, synthesis, assembly, persistence, lysogeny, latency, release)

4. Based on data from the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), define microbial antagonism and discuss how the various microbial populations keep each other “in check” with consequences for human health.

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Homework 2 Quiz Rubric Nov19

Here is the rubric for homework 2 quiz.

Levels of Achievement

Criteria

Not attempted

Novice

Competent

Proficient

Fungi

0 Points

Student did not attempt question.

1 Points

Student attempted to answer the question.

2 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. Three statements about fungi were included. Student used at least 3 words in the given list.

3 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. Three correct comparisons for fungi were included. Student used at least 6 words in the given list

Algae vs Plants

0 Points

Student did not attempt the question.

1 Points

Student attempted to answer the question.

2 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. Algae is compared to plants and other microbes. Discussion of benefits and detriments is included.

3 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. Student clearly discusses how algae are different from other microbes and plants. Clear benefits and detriments of algae are listed, including algal toxins.

Viral Multiplication

0 Points

Student did not attempt the question.

1 Points

Student attempted to answer the question.

2 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. The steps of viral multiplication are explained.

3 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. The steps of viral multiplication are explained. How animal and bacterial viral replication are similar and different is discussed.

HMP

0 Points

Student did not attempt the question.

1 Points

Student attempted the question.

2 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question.

3 Points

Student attempted all parts of the question. Microbial antagonism is correctly defined and a clear example is given.

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