VIRUSES lesson 3: History of discovery Quiz

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