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Biology 103: Microbiology Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements about antibiotic resistance is TRUE?

Question 2 2. Diffusion of small, non-polar molecules across the cell membrane along a concentration gradient is...

Question 3 3. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is

Question 4 4. What is a bacterial colony?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a reason E. coli is used as a host organism in microbial factories?

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Question 6 6. Not washing your hands while in a hospital would most likely _____.

Question 7 7. While studying for an upcoming test, your friend Jane tells you that prokaryotic cells process their RNA in the nucleus. Is this a correct statement? Why or why not?

Question 8 8. What are Measles caused by?

Question 9 9. The antifungal drug flucytosine inhibits DNA and RNA synthesis in fungi but doesn't affect animal cells. How does this selective toxicity work?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is true?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following scientists are credited with discovering the structure of DNA?

Question 12 12. _____ are NOT generally at risk for developing Pneumocystis pneumonia.

Question 13 13. Which statement about the Gram stain is TRUE?

Question 14 14. Deep water vent bacteria:

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is not a use for radioactive isotopes according to the lesson?

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Question 16 16. Why is it important to treat HIV with combinations of drugs?

Question 17 17. A woman taking antibiotics develops vulvovaginitis caused by Candida. How is Candida able to cause infection?

Question 18 18. How do HIV and Influenza viruses differ?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a segment of DNA?

Question 20 20. All of the following are TRUE of anaerobic respiration, EXCEPT:

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Question 21 21. All of the following are symptoms of Brucellosis EXCEPT

Question 22 22. What did Paul Ehrlich mean by a magic bullet?

Question 23 23. Most cases of Lyme disease require

Question 24 24. Bacteria like E.coli that can survive with or without oxygen are called:

Question 25 25. Once B cells leave the bone marrow they are:

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Question 26 26. The treatment of choice for cholera in a child is

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the most common route of exposure to T. gondii?

Question 28 28. A carbohydrate isolated from marine algae and used as a thickener in culture media is

Question 29 29. A ground glass appearance to the liver hepatocytes is associated with the:

Question 30 30. Why is the Lassa virus dangerous?

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Question 31 31. Once in the intestine, E. coli O157:H7

Question 32 32. Pneumocystis jiroveci was originally incorrectly classified as a(n) _____.

Question 33 33. A relationship between different species of organisms where one organism benefits while the other isn't harmed nor helped is referred to as _____.

Question 34 34. Which statement is TRUE about transduction?

Question 35 35. In addition to antibiotics, what else is given to someone to treat bacterial meningitis?

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Question 36 36. What is a nucleoside analog?

Question 37 37. Which of the following statements regarding prevention of malaria is TRUE?

Question 38 38. Which type of bacteria are often used for the Ames test?

Question 39 39. The treatment of choice for cholera in an adult is

Question 40 40. Which of the following is NOT a part of the innate immune system?

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Question 41 41. Cryptococcus is a _____.

Question 42 42. How is Pneumocystis most commonly diagnosed?

Question 43 43. A disease that affects the body as a whole is known as a(n):

Question 44 44. What foods should be avoided in patients considered high-risk for Listeriosis?

Question 45 45. Why was the disproof of spontaneous generation and the development of germ theory of disease so important?

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Question 46 46. An ion is:

Question 47 47. The Hepatitis B Virus:

Question 48 48. After milk is heated during the process of pasteurization, it must then be:

Question 49 49. The term that defines how long it would take to kill 90% of microorganisms in some kind of sample at a very specific temperature is known as (the):

Question 50 50. Why do the vast majority of deaths from cholera occur?

Biology 103: Microbiology Final Exam Instructions

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