write a well-researched organism profile (research paper) on your chosen organism. You should incorporate both the Outline (assignmnet 2) fleshed out into paragraphs and the Abstract (assignment 3) into this profile. The required elements: The profile should contain the following elements in the order listed below. Please note that this closely mirrors the expectations of the Outline (Assignment 2) as well as the abstract (Assignment 3).
Your Abstract should contain the following parts that are listed below.
- Topic Sentence: your abstract must contain one sentence that clearly and concisely introduces the topic of the profile paper.
- Content Sentences: your abstract must mention the following five main topics of the profile: background information about the species, life cycle of the organism, structure and function of one organ system of the organism, evolutionary topic, and an additional interest. This is challenging to write! These sentences should not be too specific, but reflect broad strokes summaries of each of these main topics.
- Conclusion Sentence: Abstract contains one sentence that mentions key conclusions and/or findings.
Here is a link that may help: Advice on writing abstracts: (Please note that you do not have a methods section in this paper. Despite that difference, this is a great resource with great tips).
I. The Introduction: this section must contain
A. The scientific name of your organism. Please see this link (How to Write Latin Names) for help if needed.
B. The common name of your organism. What do most people know it as?
C. The area of residence in which you and your organism are (country/state/city).
D. The specific biome of where your organism lives. Please see this link on biomes for help if needed.
II. The Body: this section should contain
A. Background: include a general physical description of your organism
B. Life Cycle: describe the life cycle of your organism. The life cycle refers to the series of changes that happens from the beginning of life as your organism develops and grows into a mature organism. Please see here for some hints on life cycle.
C. Structure and Function: please select one organ system of your organism that you find to be particularly interesting and describe both the anatomy and physiology of that system.
a. If your organism is an animal, here are a list of the general animal organ systems.
b. If your organism is a plant, here are a list of the general plant organ systems.
c. If you have selected a bacteria or a fungus the concept can be more complex. Please contact me directly for more directions if needed.
D. Evolution: Evolution is best understood as heritable change over time, or descent with modification. Please be sure to discuss the evolution of your organism using the following guidance:
a. Conduct a review of scientific literature to understand what is known about the evolution of your chosen organism. Search key words like evolution, fossil, ancestor. Also, refer back to your results from Assignment 1.