Malaria: affects animals as well as humans

Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This program is an excellent example of the latest research into one of the world's most deadly disease. Humans are infected by five out of the two hundred species of malaria parasite. But birds, bats, lizards and antelopes are also hosts for malaria parasites. Each species of malaria has a different life cycle and life history. Genetic sequencing will allow the study of life cycle changes, pathology and virulence. Download the audio or view the transcript of this ABC radio interview.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU185) The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence

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Resource type:
Sound
ScOT topics:
Malaria
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Science Show
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Resource ID: ed773352-3eb2-4a1a-9f8c-bbb1b4a4528a