Team Project Design Challenge Common Questions

Team Project Design Challenge Common Questions

We are excited about the project you are developing. Please continue to send questions and work as a team. The Team Project guidelines are available and have been updated with comments and questions you have asked. The graphical abstract should include your experimental approach and can include future experiments. The goal is to visually communicate what you worked on, how, and why it is important.The recording can be audio or video and include an overview of the graphical abstract.The rubric we will use is in the guidelines and is listed below as well. Take a look:There are 100 possible points for this assignment. We have high expectations, and the points below are the maximum possible points available. 

  • 60 points for 2-3 pages of text that is free of grammatical errors, is properly cited (not plagiarized!), and is organized logically. 
    • Appropriate text sections: Introduction, Microbial Solutions, Experimental Approach, Microbe Species, Future Directions, and References. (30 points)
      • Future directions that propose a clearly stated hypothesis that is testable and includes an experimental approach to test.
      • At least 15 reliable references and proper in-text citations supporting your work.
    • A KBase Narrative with template text removed and sections completed for your microbe! (30 points)
      • Title, Abstract, and Authors (you!)
      • Introduction (about your microbe, 1 paragraph)
      • Background and Experimental Methods (2-4 paragraphs)
      • Import (mention that the sequence files were uploaded, including the number of sequences)
      • QC, Assembly, and Annotation (3-5 sentences explaining the sequence of apps used)
      • Taxonomic Classification (3-5 sentences explaining the results)
      • Metabolic Modeling and Flux Balance Analysis (optional)
      • References (references used for your Narrative)
  • 20 points for creating a graphical abstract that summarizes the research. It must not include any copyrighted images and include a descriptive legend.
  • 20 points for a recording of your text (audio, video, or screencast) that is accessible. Videos should include careful captions.
Video recording
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