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Read “Weird ‘Engine of the Reef’ revealed” 1)
What is Symbiodinium? _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
What evidence is there that corals “farm” these plants? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
In what way are these algae “weird”?
Why would a decline in the algae be harmful? _______________________
What environmental factor has caused coral bleaching in the last 30 years?
What percentage of CO2 entering the oceans is used up by these algae? ______ %
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Read “Plodding amoeba” 8) What distinguishes eukaryotes from prokaryotes?
From where was this particular organism collected and isolated?
What is the scientific name of this amoeba?
11) What is usual, or rare, about this particular species? ___________________
12) How many protein-coding genes does the amoeba have? ________________ 13) How many genes may have been part of the first eukaryotes?
What protein is important in flagella? _____________________________________________________________
Explain the “metabolic flexibility” that the amoeba exhibits. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Read “Start-up drills for oil in algae” 16)
What is the source of the carbon fed to the algae? ___________________
What are the two potential benefits of the system? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Why are algae used here and not photosynthetic plants?
Apart from carbon dioxide, what other gas do the algae break down? _____________________________________________________________
What crop plant is currently used to produce biodiesel that works in existing diesel engines?___________________________________
What is one limitation of Greenfuel’s technology? _____________________________________________________________
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BBC News: Malaria
Read “Malaria – Ancient scourge” 22)
How did “malaria” get its name? __________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
Explain the difference between “airport malaria” and “imported malaria”
Airport: ______________________________________________________ Imported: _____________________________________________________ Click on “How it Spreads”
Why does only the female mosquito transmit malaria?
What are three complications of severe malaria? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Click on “Treatment”
List the main parts of the world where malaria was endemic in 2003: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What are the two advantages, and one disadvantage of chloroquine? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Click on “Further steps”
What is the main focus now? _____________________________________________________________
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Read “New possibilities for Hydrogen-producing Algae”
In which habitat is this alga found? ________________________________
Which enzyme produces hydrogen? ________________________________
What chemical does this mutant strain of algae produce, which is a widely used industrial chemical? __________________________________
What three environmental factors can be extremely variable in soil? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Why is it better to produce hydrogen from algae, instead of ethanol from crops? _______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
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Read “Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy”
What chemical makes up the shell, or outer wall, of a diatom? ________________________
Why are researchers still interested in using diatoms, even though they are more expensive than some existing approaches? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
What are two advantages of dye-sensitized technology compared to silicon? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Which chemical is used as the thin film semiconductor in this solar device? ________________________________________
Why are the holes in diatom shells useful? __________________________ ____________________________________________________________
How far back in the fossil record are diatoms found? _________________________________________
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