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Web site name: Science Daily
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? ______ % Web site address: Science Daily
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. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Web site name: CNET news
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? _____________________________________________________________ Web site name: 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? _____________________________________________________________ Web site name: Science Dialy
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? _______________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Web site name: Science Dialy
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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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