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1.27: Cyanobacteria and Viruses (COVID19 Pandemic Edition)

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    Cyanobacteria is likely one of the bacteria species will help Mars colonization by sustainably growing in Mars soils and environment conditions.

    It is known that cyanobacteria helped oxygenation of our planet Earth atmosphere about 2.4 billion years ago. Furthermore, cyanobacteria can not only fix carbondioxide but also nitrogen as well.

    \(\PageIndex{1}\). Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    • SLO 27.01: Apply the best practicies for learning cyanobacteria and viruses
    • SLO 27.02: Describe the connection of cyanobacteria to nitrogen cycle
    • SLO 27.03: Describe the characteristics of photosynthetic cyanobacteria (most)
    • SLO 27.04: Describe the characteristics of viruses
    • SLO 27.05: Identify given plant species with their scientific names based on their key features
    • SLO 27.06: Explain the differences between viruses and their viral structure
    • SLO 27.07: Explain the mutation and genetic variation of viruses

    \(\PageIndex{2}\). Big Picture


    \(\PageIndex{3}\). Test Your Knowledge

    • Assessment 1: TRUE or FALSE: COVID-19 is a term for “Coronavirus Disease 2019”, named after the year it was first identified (2019).
    • Assessment.2: TRUE or FALSE: Over 120+ “COVID-19” vaccine candidates have been proposed worldwide.
    • Assessment 3: TRUE or FALSE: COVID-19 has not currently been detected in Antarctica.
    • Assessment 4: TRUE or FALSE: SARS-CoV-2 as well as some plant viruses are made of RNA.
    • Assessment 5: TRUE or FALSE: A safe distance to stay apart from someone who’s sick is a minimum of 1 meter (3 ft).
    • Assessment 6: TRUE or FALSE: One COVID-19 infected person infects ~2.5 other people and 5% will need hospital care.
    • Assessment 7: TRUE or FALSE: Loss of smell (anosmia) and decreased sense of taste (ageusia) together with cough, fever and shortness of breath are symptoms of COVID-19 (+).
    • Assessment 8: TRUE or FALSE: COVID-19 spreads via respiratory droplets that pass from person to person.
    • Assessment 9: TRUE or FALSE: 60% alcohol can kill SARS-CoV-2.
    • Assessment 10: TRUE or FALSE: Increased risk of serious COVID-19 illness include diabetes as well as blood type A.

    \(\PageIndex{4}\). Can You Spot These Plants?


    \(\PageIndex{5}\). Check Your Answers

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