Study Guide Exam 4 Here are the important concepts from each lecture that I think are worth knowing. If something is worth knowing, it may appear on the test. I cannot test on everything that I want you to know (unless of course you want me to write a 3 hour exam!). However, if you can answer the following questions, you should do well. Finally, if something is omitted from this study guide, it does not mean it will not be on the exam . The exam will cover all the lectures from module 10 until the end of the course. Healthy Microbial Interactions 1. Compare the catabolism of methanogens, acetogens and sulfate reducers. What are the sources of electrons and the electron donors? What are the products of each process? 2. When do methanogens dominate an anaerobic environment. When do sulfate reducers dominate an environment? 3. Define syntrophic interactions and give examples of each. 4. List examples of metabolic cooperation. 5. List the various forms of symbiosis that we talked about and explain the role of host and microbe in each one. 6. For each of the partnerships listed below, describe the microbial symbiont and what it does for the host. What do the microbial partners get out of the relationship? 1. The role of microbes in the Beewolf Digger wasps 2. Primary and Secondary symbionts of insects 3. Zebra fish 4. Herbervores, especially the cow. This is WisCONsin, and so? 5. The termite gut The Human Microbiome 1. What are the four functions of the microbiota?
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