Before beginning, talk with the
instructor to develop a work plan.
1. Title page (1)
2. Six (no more and no less) content pages. The
text should consist of a student-worded analyses of your research
during long hours in a library, in the lab, and in the field.
Do not quote authors: Put the information in
your own words and cite your reference.
a. Bimonthly data. (15)
b. Graph your counts of living organisms
against time or location. (5)
c. Explain the relationship between the
factors that you graphed. (10)
d. Compare your data to Skyline historical
data and acceptable standards. (10)
e. Discuss the (beneficial, neutral,
negative) significance of your data. (5)
about the organisms you identified and answer the following questions:
a. Why did you use SDA and NA; what is the purpose of each medium? (5)
b. How are fungi classified to kingdom,
phyla, and classes? (5)
c. Identify two fungi. Provide the information
to complete the following table. How do they differ from the fungus
shown in the
figure? What do they metabolize for their carbon and energy
source(s)? What is their normal habitat? (10)
Compared to figure
What are the gram reactions of the bacteria you cultured?
Does one cell-wall type predominate? Discuss the significance
of this. (10)
4. Literature cited page*.Include
5 references in correct format.
(10) You must use at least 3 journal articles; all references
may not be books and websites. References must be cited somewhere
in the content. Do not include references prior to 1980.
5. Three figures on three separate pages.
a. Each figure must have a legend.
b. Refer to each figure in the body of the text.
c. Figures can include (one) photograph or picture; chemical
formulae; metabolic pathways; phylogenetic tree; survivorship;
population trends; graphs. (9)
6. General form: (5)
Attach this page to your report. (pdf
Followed all directions explicitly with no exceptions.
Presentation is neat and orderly throughout.
Spelling and grammar are faultless.
Type your answers. Refer to the Style
Sheet for directions. Print
this page in pdf
Davis, P. "Molds, toxic molds, and indoor air quality. CRB Note. Vol. 8, No. 1,
Heidelberg, J.F. et al. "Effect of aerosolization on culturability
and viability of gram-negative bacteria." Applied and Environmental
Microbiology 63:3585-3588, Sept. 1997. (Has a good reference
Kreiss, K. "The sick building syndrome in office buildings-a
breath of fresh air. New England Journal of Medicine 328:877-878,
May 25, 1993.
McNeel, S. and R. A. Kreutzer. "Fungi & Infoor Air Quality."
Health & Environment Digest 10 (2):9-12, May/June 1996.
Department of Health Services)
Menzies, R. et al. "The effects of varying levels of outdoor-air
supply on the symptoms of sick building syndrome. New England
Journal of Medicine 328:821-827, May 25, 1993.
Stetzenbach, L. D. (ed.). "Aerobiology." In Manual
of Environmental Microbiology. (C. J. Hurst, ed.), pp. 617-702,
Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology, 1997.
About the Air Sampler: