In depth parasite report: You may choose any eukaryoticparasite/parasitic disea
In depth parasite report: You may choose any eukaryoticparasite/parasitic disease and write a literature based review on the biologyof the parasite/parasitic disease. The paper cannot be treatment focused, nor should it focus on prevention or eradication. The parasite/parasitic disease you choose cannot be one discussed in class. A list of parasites that will be discussed in lecture is posted . This is a firm rule; please do not ask for exceptions. A list of possible topics is . In addition, I strongly suggest you do not write a paper on any flukes, as the life cycles of most flukes does not vary much from the ones discussed in class. Balamuthia mandrillaris, Vandellia cirrhosa and Cymothoa exiguaalso do not make good topics. If you are having a hard time picking a topic, there are a number of parasites of bees, parasitic nematodes of plants, some parasitoids, some insects that infect animals and some nematodes that infect raccoons and other animals that make good topics. Also you make use topics like Pediculus capitis and Sarcoptes scabiei .
This report will require you to find at least five primary research articles. Most people will need more than five references. You many also use review articles or text books. You may not use web sites of any kind; this includes the CDC, WHO, Wikipedia as references for the paper. If you do not know what a primary research article is, please contact me.
The report must be 7-10 double spaced pages. Please use standard word formatting (1 inch margins, numbers at the bottom right side of the page, 12pt times new roman font). You may use section headings, such as life cycle or host response, but do not space between paragraphs or between headings and paragraphs. Use in page citations (author(s) last name and year). Please remember in scientific writing you may not use quotes. All material must be re-written in your own words and you must cite the source where you found the information. Your literature cited section will be in the format used by the biology department. See “how to write a research paper is linked at the bottom for the citation formatting requirements. You do not have to have a cover page. Simply type the title and your name on the first page. If you do have a cover page, it does not count towards the page limit. Your literature cited should be on the last page and does not count as part of the 7-10 pg total. Any figures (not required) do not count towards the page limit. You will upload a document containing 5 primary research article abstracts and complete citations to Canvas by October 4th. Any papers showing 20% or more similarity through Turn it in will not be accepted and a zero will be assigned for the paper grade. The turn it in site will be available a week before your paper is due and you can submit and check your paper before you do a final submission.