Microbiology Study Guide
What is the difference between pandemic and epidemic?
Is medicine related to biotechnology? Construction? Agriculture? Electricity generation?
Who benefits more from biotechnology, a farmer or a cook?
Tell whether the following
are a virus, bacteria, fungi, or parasite:
How do bacteria reproduce?
How do we treat bacterial infections? Viral infections?
Where do you find parasites?
How do viruses reproduce?
? Why do you use it?
H1N1 began in Asia in the 2009. Then it spread to Mexico and the U.S. later that year. Describe the
progression of the outbreak through the year using your knowledge of pandemic and epidemic.
Give an example of a ve
ctor and carrier.
What causes a vaccine or antibiotic to become ineffective?
What is the role of the host cell/organism?