Microbiology is the study of small organisms such as pathogens and bacteria. You can not see these organisms with your naked eye, you must use a microscope. Obtaining a degree in microbiology will prepare you for careers in pharmaceuticals, chemistry and quality control. A microbiology research proposal is a paper in which you choose a topic of interest and need, research it and present to a panel of reviewers as evidence of your knowledge of microbiology. This proposal is needed in completion in order to receive your graduate level degree in microbiology.
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The mechanism of how phages choose and recognize their bacterial host strains and their specificity and sensitivity is a highly researched topic, though not completely understood. The phage identifies its host by having protein receptors that attach to specific parts of the host bacterium. Though how this protein-receptor system can be changed and how vulnerable it is to environmental changes are not very well known. The goal of our research is to learn more about the bacteriophage host specificity in mycobacterium smegmatis by testing the phage in multiple bacterial medias and under different environmental conditions.