For this week’s discussion, please select one organism from Protists, Fungi or Viruses that is either beneficial or harmful to humans to discuss AND you may NOT choose the same organism that someone else has already chosen. As stated in the Course Expectations, topics for your initial post cannot be claimed. All postings must be ready to post to the discussion including the including the initial post.
Your initial post is required to be a minimum of 250 words in length and this MUST be in your own words. You are required to include at least one reference in your initial post and this includes BOTH in-text citations and full reference citations at the end of the post (in APA format). Do NOT use Wikipedia, Blurtit, Yahoo Answers or ANY open blog or ANY open source where anyone can post responses and the information is not verified. These are unacceptable academic resources; be sure to use reliable sources of information and research carefully. Do NOT copy and paste from the Internet. Please do not plagiarize. If you DO quote a phrase word for word (verbatim), be sure to explain the phrase afterward. If you quote directly from the source, you MUST put quotation marks around it and you MUST cite the source properly in APA format, with both an in-text citation AND a full reference citation at the end of your post. It is NOT proper citation to put a source at the end. Paraphrased information (when information from a source is placed in your own words) from a reference also require both an in-text citation AND a full reference citation at the end of your post. Note: Quoted materials do not count towards the 250 word requirement.