bio 130 – 7


Directions: Please answer each of the following questions.  Please ensure that your responses are at least 3 to 5 sentences in length.


1.Provide two kinds of evidence that support the idea that life could have originated on earth.


2.Why must the first organism of earth have been anaerobic?


3.List two distinguishing characteristics of each of the following domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya.


4.Describe four kinds of evidence scientists use to place organisms into a logical phylogeny.


5.List the four kingdoms of the domain Eukarya, and give two distinguishing characteristics for each.


6.Describe how viruses reproduce.


7.What is a thermophile?  A halophile?


8.Name two beneficial results of fungal growth activity.


9.List two ways that scientific names are different from common names for organisms.


10.What taxonomic groups are included in the category known as microorganisms?


11. While often overlooked, unless trying to prevent sickness or dealing with sickness, bacteria are EVERYWHERE.  They are often given a bad rap but they are necessary for our survival. Give 3 examples of  bacteria that we humans need to survive and how they help us.  Also, note what type of symbiotic relationship is illustrated with each example.

12.Explain how organisms have changed the atmosphere on earth.




Directions: Write a 1 to 2 page, double-spaced paper in 12 pt. font in response to the following question.   Please use APA format. 


The Super bug


Many of you may have heard of the “super bug.”  The reason for its name is because many people take too many different forms of antibiotics for just about anything.  When people take too many antibiotics, it causes bacteria to become resistant to antibiotic agents.  As the bacteria become drug resistant, we are becoming more at risk for infections that we cannot cure.  Please read the article titled, “Resistance to Antibiotics: Are We in the Post-Antibiotic Era?”  Please provide your thoughts on drug resistance, and explain what you thought was an important fact from this article.


NOTE: You will need access to the following article: “Resistance to Antibiotics: Are We in the Post-Antibiotic Era?

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