MICROBE MISSION - Division C
Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.
Added 02/10/12 A question was asked about the above equation which will be part of the Microbe Mission C event on Feb 18. It was written on a board at our January meeting, and it was then posted on this page 01/26/12 – where it remains.
The event captain has responded with:
K is the growth rate constant as generations per minutes);
1/k = g.t. or generation time (minutes per generation)
Yes, 0.301t is correct;
t= time elapsed between #cells/ml at time zero, and
#cells/ml at time= minutes chosen.
These variables should be chosen during the exponential phase of growth.
Added 01/26/12 Information from the Coaches & Event Captain Meeting Jan. 25, 2012
Multiple choice test and answer sheet. 55 Questions.
Know nitrogen cycle in detail.
Review microbe extremes: heat, salt and high & low levels
No lab. No lab coat or goggles required.
No physical microscopes – but there may be questions with photos from a microscope.
Check Microbe Mission Study Guide.
Know 2012 Microbial Diseases List from Nationals
This will be on the test...
Added 01/12/12 This will be a written test. No eye protection is necessary.
Added 01/11/12 Microbe Mission Study Guide
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