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Who discovered the first virus? a) The microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek b) The bacteriologist...

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Who discovered the first virus?

a) The microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

b) The bacteriologist Charles Chamberland

c) The botanist Dmitri Ivanovsky

d) The virologist Jonas Salk

Viruses

Viruses are common causes of many infections including the seasonal cold. Viruses are difficult to treat because they are not able to be eliminated with treatment such as antibiotics.

Answer and Explanation:

The botanist Dmitri Ivanovsky discovered the first virus. This is consistent with answer choice "c". He did this be examining the sap of a tobacco plant. Many other scientists further studied viruses after this discovery.


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Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Structure and Function

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