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College Microbiology
unicellular with spherical rod or spiral shapes. most absorb nutrients from environment, but some make their own nutrients by photosynthesis
  1. virus
  2. algae
  3. bacteria
  4. fungi
College Microbiology
The study of organisms and agents too small to be seen clearly by the unaided eye
  1. microbiology
  2. macrobiology
  3. mycology
  4. phycology
College Microbiology
The three main bacteria morphologies are known as                            .
  1. coccus, bacilli, and spiral
  2. coccus, sphere, and star
  3. boccus, cacilli, and spiral
  4. cocoid, bacoid, and spiroid
College Microbiology
                is the most diverse group of prokaryotes.
  1. fungi
  2. bacteria
  3. plants
  4. humans
College Microbiology
There are more bacteria in your mouth right now than the total number of men, women, and children that have ever existed on Earth since humans separated from the great apes some
6–10 million years ago.
  1. True
  2. False
College Microbiology
The causative agent of a disease that causes the disease include                                                 .
  1. fungus, rickettsia, virus
  2. bacteria,virus, protozoan
  3. virus, fungus, rickettsia
  4. virus, bacteria, fungus, rickettsia or protozoan
College Microbiology
Staphylococcus aureus is what kind of organism?
  1. Pseudopod
  2. Eukaryote
  3. Alage
  4. Prokaryote
College Microbiology
  1. streptococco
  2. spiralcoctus
  3. staphlococci
  4. spirochete
College Microbiology
               are very small infectious agents that live only in invading other cells.
  1. viruses
  2. fungus
  3. yeast
  4. parasites
College Microbiology
What is an archaea?
  1. Aggressive cells
  2. Prokaryotes that are fragile
  3. Smallest cells
  4. Prokaryotes that live in extreme conditions
College Microbiology
Bacillus is a type of bacteria.
  1. True
  2. False
College Microbiology
What are considered true bacteria?
  1. archaebacteria
  2. eukaryotic
  3. eubacteria
College Microbiology
A disease causing or harmful bacteria is considered
  1. pathogenic
  2. non-pathogenic
  3. medical
  4. illegal
College Microbiology
Who observed "animalcules"?
  1. Louis Pasteur
  2. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  3. Lucretius
  4. Francssco Redi
  5. John Needham
College Microbiology
Which of the following statements are true regarding bacteria?

1) They are the most prevalent disease-causing organisms (>80% of all pathogenic diseases).
2) The vast majority of bacteria are NOT pathogenic.
3) They are involved in food production, additives and spoilage; drug production; wastewater treatment, positive aspects of human health, etc.
4) Greatest metabolic diversity of all life forms: major agents in the recycling of C, N, S, Fe, and other elements in the
5)Do not provide the genetic source and cellular scaffold for recombinant DNA biotechnology
  1. 1, 2, 3, 4
  2. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  3. 1, 3, 4
  4. 1, 2, 4
College Microbiology
There are more human cells than microbial cells in your body.
  1. True
  2. False
College Microbiology
Which STI listed is caused by bacteria?
  1. AIDS
  2. Genital Herpes
  3. Chlamydia
  4. Pubic lice
College Microbiology
  1. bacteriaitis
  2. microbacteriology
  3. bacteriology
  4. bacteriologic
College Microbiology
The MMR vaccine is used to protect against                               .
  1. mononucleosis, mumps, rubella.
  2. mononucleosis, mange, rubeola.
  3. measles, mange, rubeola.
  4. measles, mumps, rubella.
College Microbiology
Prokaryotes grow much more quickly than eukaryotes due to their large surface/volume ratio.
  1. True
  2. False
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