VIRUSES lesson 3: History of discovery Quiz

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  1. For centuries, people had been using this procedure to prevent smallpox. Healthy people were exposed to small amounts of pus or scabs from someone with smallpox.1
  2. What do you call something that transfers disease from one organism to another?1
  3. As far as we know, smallpox has been eliminated.1
  4. Who made the classification system for viruses?1
  5. What technique did Rosalind Franklin use to help Watson and Crick discover the structure of DNA?1
  6. This tool provided the first step toward the discovery of viruses.1
  7. SARS. MERS and Covid-19 are all coronaviruses.1
  8. The vaccinia virus is a very popular species for scientific research. From what original virus did it come?1
  9. Tobacco Mosaic Virus was the first virus to be imaged with an electron microscope.1
  10. Who developed a vaccine for rabies?1
  11. Who was the first person to isolate viruses using a Chamberland filter?1
  12. Which type of virus will grow in eggs?1
  13. PCR uses an enzyme called Taq polymerase. What is its unusal capability?1
  14. Jonas Salk made a vaccine for what viral disease?1
  15. What does “in vitro” mean?1
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