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BSCI 737/BIOT 837 - Microbial Genomics (UNH - Manchester): Activity 2

Before Class

Please do the following before class:

1. Create your own Zotero account

2. Explore Zotero LibGuide


1. Divide in to 3-4 groups

2. Use laptop to sign in to Zotero

3. Libarian provides overview of Zotero including plugin

4. Chose a bacteria from the list below. Use ATCC to learn basic information about the bacteria.

5. Use PubMed to find an article related to your bacteria.

6. Import article(s) in to a Zotero account

7. Use features within Zotero to explore scholarly conversation about their bacteria (groups, scholars profiles, related articles button, etc)


Not so pleasant bacteria . . .


Burkholderia cepacia - nasty pathogen of concern from biotechnology safety perspective (digitally colorized image)


Yersinia pestis - cause of bubonic plague


Bacillus cereus - commonly found in the environment, but can cause food poisoning


Pseudomonas aeruginosa - water microbe linked to formation of biofilms in industrial water systems (artistic rendition, not actual photo)


Nice microbe examples. . .


Vibrio harveyi or Vibrio fischeri- bioluminescent marine bacteria


Lactobacillus acidophilus - bacteria in human flora; used in production of milk products


Saccharomyces cerevisiae - yeast used in alcohol production


Cupriavidus metallidurans - these bacteria have the power to excrete gold nuggets