Module 4 slp
Bioremediation is the use of organisms like bacteria, archea
or fungi to metabolize pollutants. Instead of simply collecting the pollutant,
bioremediation relies on living organisms to consume and break down the
compound, turning it into a natural, harmless product. This technique is often
used to help clean up major oil spills. Watch the following video and article
link to learn more:
Oil-Eating Bacteria Could Be a Solution to Spill Cleanups.
National Geographic. Accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPgLJrk0sGQ on
September 14, 2016.
Prokaryotes and Environmental Bioremediation.
Address the following questions in essay format:
Research a microbe that can be used in bioremediation and
provide the following information:
1) Provide the scientific name and identification of the
bacteria that is used in bioremediation. How is it classified? Give a brief
description of your bacteria. What is it’s normal environment?
2) Which biogeochemical cycle does the bacterium participate
in (Carbon, nitrogen, or phosphorus cycling)? How is this important to its role
3) How are bacteria as a whole being genetically modified to
3) What are some limitations to using bacteria for
SLP Assignment Expectations
Page Length: 2 to 3 pages
TUI encourages all students to comply with APA style and
format guidelines for proper citation of references. Use the formatting in your Background page as
a model for citing sources from the SLP assignment.
Your case assignments are considered scholarly works. Your
final work should include peer reviewed (scholarly) sources.
Please keep in mind that you should not use sources such as
“Answers.com” or “Wikipedia” or “Wikianswers.”
None of these are scholarly sources and they can be “modified” by any
registered user which makes them unreliable. Upload your final word document to
the SLP dropbox.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate
program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
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