Microbiology Midterm Review

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1.  Disease-causing microorganisms are called
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2.  The microorganisms that do not have a nucleus in their cells are called
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3.  When humans manipulate the genes of microorganisms the process is called
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4.  Which of the following is not considered a microorganism?
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5.  Which of the following is a unique characteristic of viruses that distinguishes them from the other major groups of microorganisms?
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6.  Pasteur used swan-neck flasks in his experiments to prove that
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7.  Spontaneous generation is the belief that
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8.  Koch's postulates are criteria used to establish that
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9.  Which of the following is a scientific name?
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10.  The study of evolutionary relationships among organisms is called
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11.  A scientist collects grass clippings to find the source of an outbreak of tularemia is an example of working in the field of
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12.  Helminths are
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13.  Organisms called parasites are
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14.  The surgeon who advocated using disinfectants on hands and in the air prior to surgery was
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15.  Which of the following are the main decomposers of the earth?
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16.  Which of the following diseases is transmitted by mosquitoes?
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17.  All of the following are correct about prokaryotes except
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18.  Which of the following is the correct way to write the scientific name of this bacterium?
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19.  Which of the following diseases probably involves microbial infection?
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20.  The Five I's of studying microorganisms include all of the following except
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21.  All of the following are examples of different types of microbiological media except
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22.  The term that refers to the purposeful addition of microorganisms into a laboratory nutrient medium is
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23.  Which of the following is essential for development of discrete, isolated colonies?
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24.  A microbiologist inoculates Staphylococcus aureus into a culture medium.  Following incubation, both Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis are determined to be growing in this culture.  What is the most likely explanation?
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25.  A microbiologist inoculates Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli into a culture medium.  Following incubation, only the E. coli grows in the culture.  What is the most likely explanation?
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26.  Which method often results in colonies developing down throughout the agar and some colonies on the surface?
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27.  Which type of medium is able to distinguish different species or types of microorganisms based on an observable change in the colonies or in the medium?
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28.  A microbiologist decides to use a nutrient medium that contains thioglycollic acid.  What type of microbe is she attempting to culture?
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29.  Which of the following characteristics refers to the microscope's ability to show two separate entities as separate and distinct?
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30.  If a microbiologist is studying a specimen at a total magnification of 950X, what is the magnifying power of the objective lens is 10X?
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31.  The type of microscope in which you would see brightly illuminated specimens against a black background is
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32.  This microscope achieves the greatest resolution and highest magnification:
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33.  Which is incorrect about chocolate agar?
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34.  The specimen preparation that is best for viewing cell motility is
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35.  The primary purpose of staining cells on a microscope slide is to
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36.  A microbiologist makes a fixed smear of bacterial cells and stains them with Loeffler's methylene blue.  All the cells appear blue under the oil lens.  This is an example of
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37.  Bacteria that require special growth factors and complex organic substances are called
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38.  All of the following are correct about agar except
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39.  Spirochetes have a twisting and flexing locomotion due to appendages called
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40.  The transfer of genes during bacterial conjugation involves rigid, tubular appendages called
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41.  All bacterial cells have
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42.  The term that refers to the presence of flagella all over the cell surface is
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43.  A bacterial genus that has waxy mycolic acid in the cell walls is
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44.  Which is mismatched?
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45.  The function of bacterial endospores is
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46.  Endospores are
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47.  Which term is not used to describe bacterial cell shapes?
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48.  When a rod shaped bacteria is short and plump, it is called a
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49.  What is the correct sequence for a Gram stain?
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50.  All of the following are correct about biofilms except
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51.  Which cell structure is an important agent in modern genetic engineering techniques?
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52.  The outcome of the Gram stain is based on differences in the cell's
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53.  The most immediate result of destruction of a cell's ribosomes would be
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54.  A bacterial cell exhibiting chemotaxis probably has
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55.  Peptidoglycan is a unique macromolecule found in bacterial
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56.  All of the following structures contribute to the ability of pathogenic bacteria to cause disease except
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57.  Viruses have all the following except
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58.  Host cells of viruses include
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59.  The core of every virus particle always contains
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60.  Virus capsids are made from subunits called
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61.  Helical and icosahedral are terms used to describe the shapes of a virus
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62.  Which of the following is correct about viruses?
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63.  Which of the following is not associated with every virus?
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64.  These structures are used by bacteriophages to attach to host cell receptors
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65.  The correct sequence of events in viral multiplication is
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66.  Viruses acquire envelopes around their nucleocapsids during
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67.  Which of the following will not support viral cultivation?
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68.  Host range is limited by
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69.  The virus-induced, specific damage to the host cell that can be seen in a light microscope is called
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70.  Visible, clear, well-defined patches in a monolayer of virus-infected cells in a culture are called
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71.  Viruses that cause infection resulting in alternating periods of activity with symptoms and inactivity without symptoms are called
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72.  Infectious protein particles are called
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73.  Infectious naked strands of RNA are called
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74.  Creutzfeld-Jacob disease is
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75.  Satellite viruses are
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76.  All of the following is correct about treating viral diseases except
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77.  Protists include
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78.  Eucaryotic flagella differ from procaryotic flagella because only eucaryotic flagella
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79.  Cilia are found in certain
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80.  Chitin is a chemical component of the cell walls of
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81.  Which of the following is found in eucaryotic cells but not in procaryotic cells?
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82.  The cell's series of tunnel-like membranes functioning in transport and storage are the
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83.  An organelle that is a stack of flattened, membranous sacs and functions to receive, modify, and package proteins for cell secretion is the
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84.  Which organelle contains cristae where enzymes and electron carriers for aerobic respiration are found?
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85.  Organelles found in algae but not found in protozoa or fungi are the
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86.  Filamentous fungi are called
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87.  When buds remain attached, they form a chain of yeast cells called
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88.  Fungi that grow as yeast at one temperature but will grow as mold at another temperature are called
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89.  The motile, feeding stage of protozoa is called the
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90.  Larvae and eggs are developmental forms of
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91.  Sources for human infection with worms are all of the following except
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92.  The organelle involved in intracellular digestion of food particles is the
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93.  All of the following are found in some or all protozoa except
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94.  Microorganisms require large quantities of this nutrient for use in cell structure and metabolism:
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95.  Microorganisms require small quantities of this nutrient for enzyme function and maintenance of protein structure:
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96.  The term phototroph refers to an organism that
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97.  The term heterotroph refers to an organism that
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98.  Organisms that feed on dead organisms for nutrients are called
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99.  The movement of substances from lower to higher concentration across a semipermeable membrane that must have a specific protein carrier and use energy is called
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100.  The movement of substances from higher to lower concentration across a semipermeable membrane that must have a specific protein carrier but no energy expenditure is called
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101.  The use of energy by a cell to enclose a substance in its membrane by forming a vacuole and engulfing it is called
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102.  An organism with a temperature growth range of 45 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius would be called a/an
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103.  A microaerophile
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104.  The time interval from parent cell to two new daughter cells is called the
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105.  The phase of the bacterial growth curve in which newly inoculated cells are adjusting to their new environment, metabolizing but not growing is the
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106.  The breakdown of peptidoglycan to N-acetylmuramic acid, N-acetylglucosamine and peptides is an example of
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107.  Enzymes are
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108.  Formation of peptide bonds between amino acids to build a polypeptide would be called
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109.  Enzymes that can function at boiling water temperatures or other harsh conditions would be termed
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110.  In the cell, energy released by electrons is often used to phosphorylate
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111.  During aerobic cellular respiration, the final electron acceptor is
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112.  In bacterial cells, the electron transport system is located in the
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113.  In which pathway is the most NADH generated?
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114.  During which of the phases of cellular respiration is the majority of ATP formed?
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115.  Among the microorganisms, various genomes can include
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116.  The DNA of microorganisms is made up of subunits called
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117.  The antiparallel arrangement within DNA molecules refers to
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118.  Semiconservative replication refers to
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119.  The duplication of a cell's DNA is called
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120.  An organism's genotype includes all the following except they
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121.  Groups of three consecutive bases along the DNA of a gene have the code for one
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122.  The RNA molecules that carry amino acids to the ribosomes during protein synthesis are called
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123.  A mutation that changes a normal codon to a stop codon is called a
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124.  Bacterial conjugation involves
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125.  The various techniques by which scientists manipulate DNA in the lab is called
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126.  The deliberate removal of genetic material from one organism and combining it with the genetic material of another organism is a specific technique called
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127.  A technique that separates a readable pattern of DNA fragments is
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128.  EcoRI and HindIII are
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129.  Sequences of DNA that are identical when read from the 5' to 3' direction on one strand and the 3' to 5' direction on the other strand are
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130.  Analysis of DNA fragments in gel electrophoresis involves
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131.  Amplification of DNA is accomplished by
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132.  Thermococcus litoralis and Thermus aquaticus are thermophilic bacteria that are
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133.  Transgenic animals
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134.  When patient tissues are transfected with viruses carrying a needed, normal human gene, the technique is called
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135.  This is often used in forensic science to distinguish one sequence of DNA from another by comparing the sequence of the strands at specific loci:
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136.  Microbiological contaminants are best described as
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137.  Physical agents for controlling microbial growth include all the following except
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138.  The process that destroys or removes all microorganisms and microbial forms including bacterial endospores is
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139.  The use of chemical agents directly on exposed body surfaces to destroy or inhibit vegetative pathogens is
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140.  Sterilization is achieved by
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141.  The shortest time required to kill all the microbes in a sample at a specified temperature is called the
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142.  HEPA filters are used to remove microbes from
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143.  The easiest microbial forms to kill or inhibit are
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144.  Which common hospital pathogen is able to grow abundantly in soap dishes?
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145.  All of the following are correct about food irradiation except
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