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My unknown organism was identified as: Staphylococcus Aureus
If the organism is pathogenic, describe one disease or condition, human or veterinary, that the
identified organism is a pathogen for.
If the organism is non-pathogenic, describe one use of it as tool in biotechnology.
The research for this section should be complete and detailed in essay format and not bullet
points. All sources must be cited using MLA format.
You will type your information on the next page.
Guidelines are as follows:
Disease or condition (IF YOUR UNKNOWN IS PATHOGENIC): Full name of disease, mechanism
of the disease (what does this organism do that causes a disease state in the host), toxins or cell
damage descriiption. Treatment of the disease both supportive and pharmaceutical. Include the
prevalence of the disease in the United States and any programs or research that may be
ongoing for the disease.
Biotechnology Use (IF YOUR UNKNOWN IS NON-PATHOGENIC): What field of biotechnology is
the organism being used in. List the use, what it is being used to produce and what the purpose
and function of that biotech product is. Describe if it is used for industrial or pharmaceutical
purposes. List the company currently using the organism and of the product is already on the
market or still in research.