VIRUSES lesson 3: History of discovery Quiz

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