Science Olympiad Microbe Mission Test 2

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Microbe Mission test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where does bacteria live?

    Explanation
    Bacteria can be found in various environments, including soil, water, air, and even within the human body. They are incredibly diverse and adaptable, allowing them to thrive in almost any habitat on Earth. From the depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, bacteria are present everywhere, making them one of the most widespread forms of life on our planet.

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  • 2. 

    What does Protozoa mean?

    Explanation
    Protozoa is a term used to refer to a group of single-celled organisms that are classified as animal-like microorganisms. They are microscopic in size and exhibit characteristics similar to animals, such as the ability to move and consume organic matter. Therefore, the term "Little Animal" accurately describes the meaning of Protozoa.

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    What microbe(s) help in the production of medicine?

    Explanation
    Yeast and bacteria both play a crucial role in the production of medicine. Yeast is commonly used in the production of antibiotics, insulin, and vaccines. It is also used in the fermentation process to produce various drugs and medicines. On the other hand, bacteria, especially Escherichia coli, are utilized in the production of recombinant proteins and therapeutic enzymes. These microbes are genetically modified to produce specific compounds that are essential for the development of medicines. Therefore, both yeast and bacteria are important in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of various types of medicine.

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    What color is algae?

    Explanation
    Algae is typically green in color due to the presence of chlorophyll, a pigment that helps in photosynthesis. Chlorophyll absorbs red and blue light, but reflects green light, giving algae its characteristic green color. This allows algae to efficiently capture sunlight and convert it into energy through photosynthesis.

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    Simple definition of Prokaryotic:

    Explanation
    The correct answer is a simple definition of prokaryotic organisms. Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms that lack a nucleus and membrane-bound organelles. This means that their genetic material is not enclosed within a membrane-bound nucleus, and they do not have specialized compartments within their cells for specific functions. Prokaryotes include bacteria and archaea, which are structurally simpler compared to eukaryotic organisms.

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