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Microbiology Review

Quiz by Denice Manning

Grade 8
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 8
Science
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

8.L.1.1

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  • Q1
    A branch of biology dealing especially with microscopic forms of life (as bacteria, protozoans, viruses, and fungi).
    Microbiology
    30s
    8.L.1.1
  • Q2
    Any microscopic organism. Mainly viruses, bacteria, protists, some fungi, and even some tiny multi-cellular organisms.
    Microbes
    30s
  • Q3
    Diseases that are caused by infecting organisms; they can be passed from person to person
    Infectious Diseases
    30s
  • Q4
    Microbes that cause disease
    Pathogens
    30s
  • Q5
    single-celled spherical or spiral or rod-shaped prokaryotic organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce asexually by fission
    Bacteria
    30s
  • Q6
    Non living particles composed of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) and a protein coat. They reproduce by invading healthy cells and using the enzymes and organelles of the healthy cell. This usually results in the death of the host cell.
    Virus
    30s
  • Q7
    A kingdom made up of non photosynthetic, eukaryotic organisms that have no means of movement, reproduce by using spores, and get food by breaking down substances in their surroundings and absorbing the nutrients. Most are multicellular and reproduce both sexually and asexually.
    Fungi
    30s
  • Q8
    An organism that lives on or in a host and causes harm to the host
    Parasite
    30s
  • Q9
    Plant like protists that grow in soil, on trees and on the bodies of turtles and frogs; smallest of all green plants
    Algae
    30s
  • Q10
    Drugs that block the growth and reproduction of bacteria
    Antibiotics
    30s
  • Q11
    helps fight viruses
    Anti-viral
    30s
  • Q12
    injection of a weakened or mild form of a pathogen to produce immunity
    Vaccination
    30s
  • Q13
    the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact
    Contagion
    30s
  • Q14
    Animal that transports a pathogen to a human
    Vector
    30s
  • Q15
    animal-like protists that are single-celled consumers
    Protozoa
    30s

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