The Microbes Within
A WebQuest exploring the effects of endosymbiosis on reproduction, evolution and human health
Created by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory
Introduction - Task - Process - Resources - Evaluation - Conclusion - Teachers
In this WebQuest, you will research the biology of the obligate, intracellular bacterium Wolbachia. You will explore its impact on the reproduction, evolution and pathogenicity of its host, and evaluate its use in pest control and disease management. Collaborating with classmates, you will serve on a specialized task force to address the implications this research could have on preventing the next great epidemic.