1) Explain how the human body could be considered 90% prokaryotic.
2) How do bacteria enable a baby to extract nutrition from the mother’s milk?
*Questions 3 – 7. Use supportive evidence from the assigned reading and at least one additional source per question.
*3) How could the bacterial microbiome impact obesity?
*4.) What is Clostridium difficile and why is a Clostridium difficile infection so difficult to treat?
*5.) How can bacteria impact cardiac disease?
*6) How might the bacterial microbiota affect type 2 diabetes?
*7) How can bacteria impact autoimmune diseases?
8.) How does Vibrio fischeri control bioluminescence?
9.) Define pathogenicity and virulence.
10). What are anti-quorum sensing molecules and what might they replace someday?
Bassler, Bonnie. “How bacteria talk.” TedTalk. 2009. https://www.ted.com/talks/bonnie_bassler_on_how_bacteria_communicate?language=en