MLAB 2321 Molecular Diagnostics for Clinical Laboratory Science

Unit 14 Assignments- Detection and Identification of Microorganisms

  1. Using your textbook, Chapter 12, complete the "Identification of Microorganisms" which can be used on the next exam which should include. Replace the word "template" with your name at the end of the file name when you save it.
    Submit your chart to the "Assignments" section of BlackBoard. You may add additional criteria as you wish.
  2. Use your textbook fill in the "Strain Typing Methods" chart used for epidemiological studies of microorganism. Save the chart with your name instead of "template" at the end. Submit your chart to the "Assignments" section of BlackBoard.
  3. Visit Gendia for a list of molecular tests and other information. You may find your gene of interest for your final project.
  4. Visit the CDC's PulseNet web site.
  5. Review this site which gives an overview of Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis
  6. Review Subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes by Multilocus Sequence Typing to enhance your understanding of the process of molecular genotyping of microorganisms.
  7. Visit PubMSLT - This site hosts publicly accessible Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) databases and software. It provides ameans of accessing these databases in common formats suitable for easy linking and importation to local resources. It also has genetic codes for many organisms.
  8. Go through the Case Studies available at the publishers web site, write down your answers and submit your answers by taking the quiz located in "Assignments" in BlackBoard.
  9. Review the Study Questions at the end of chapter 12 in your textbook.

A generalized graph of the relationship between HIV copies (viral load) and CD4 counts over the average course of untreated HIV infection; any particular individual's disease course may vary considerably.

CD4+ T Lymphocyte count (cells/mm³)
HIV RNA copies per mL of plasma

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