Microbe Mission B/C

Test your knowledge of various Science Olympiad events.
User avatar
SenseiSushi
Member
Member
Posts: 110
Joined: April 28th, 2015, 3:51 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Location: Los Estados Unidos
Contact:

Microbe Mission B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » September 6th, 2016, 1:56 pm

Short Event Description: Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Which is a characteristic of a retrovirus?
Userpage
2014 States: R&M-4th, Sounds of Music-5th
2015 States: Crime Busters-2nd, Green Gen-2nd
2015 Nationals: Green Generation-1st
2015 Swap Meet: Cheese Hat
2016 States: Green Gen-1st, Exp Des-5th, Scrambler-6th
2016 Nationals: Green Generation-1st

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 6th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Short Event Description: Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Which is a characteristic of a retrovirus?
Answer
Retroviruses have RNA as their genomic code, and use an enzyme called reverse transcriptase (not found in eukaryotes) to convert this RNA into DNA inside the host cell.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 14th, 2016, 8:16 pm

Which disease may be prevented by improving access to clean water and praziquantel?
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 16th, 2016, 6:33 pm

probabaly
schistosoma

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 16th, 2016, 8:40 pm

probabaly
schistosoma
Correct. Usually the disease is called schistosomiasis.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 8:48 am

name 3 structural difference between gram positive and negative bacteria

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 17th, 2016, 3:41 pm

name 3 structural difference between gram positive and negative bacteria
Answer
1. Thick, multilayered peptidoglycan layer in gram-positive vs. thin, single-layered in gram-negative. 2. Gram-positive has numerous teichoic acids, while gram-negative does not. 3. Gram-positive has a low LPS content, while gram-negative has a high one.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 4:47 pm

correct, your turn

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 17th, 2016, 8:54 pm

What is Wolbachia used for?
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 17th, 2016, 10:01 pm

Haven't really gotten to wolbachia yet, but
what I do know is that it could possibly be used to control mosquito populations and lessen the effects of parasitic worms

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 18th, 2016, 7:38 am

Haven't really gotten to wolbachia yet, but
what I do know is that it could possibly be used to control mosquito populations and lessen the effects of parasitic worms
Correct!
also,
Is being used to potentially eliminate Dengue Fever, scientists looking into possibilities for malaria and Zika as well.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 18th, 2016, 4:16 pm

Nice to know.

Describe the two main classification systems for viruses.

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 18th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Nice to know.

Describe the two main classification systems for viruses.
System 1
The Baltimore classification system is based on the nucleic acid present in the genome (DNA or RNA), whether is is single-stranded or double-stranded, whether the genome is positive-sense or negative-sense, and their method of replication.
System 2
The ICTV classification system shares many features with taxonomy classification of cellular organisms like animals and bacteria. The names of orders and families are italicized, unlike normal taxonomic systems. Classified as: order, family, subfamily, genus, and species. Specie names are based on the disease they cause (e.g. Cowpox virus or West Nile virus). There are currently 7 orders, based on common ancestry, host organisms, and genomes.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)

tm-scioli
Member
Member
Posts: 66
Joined: September 30th, 2015, 4:07 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby tm-scioli » September 18th, 2016, 6:25 pm

Yup Just a note on the first one, a more exact way to describe the baltimore classification system is that it's classified based on what genetic material the virus has and how that material progresses to mRNA
And the ICTV system could also be called the hierarchical classification system

User avatar
bhavjain
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: February 20th, 2015, 7:30 pm
Division: C
State: PA

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby bhavjain » September 18th, 2016, 7:19 pm

Name 3 vectors of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
2017 Science Olympiad - (Invites TBD/Reg/State/Nats) - Division C

Anatomy: (-/-/-/-)
Astronomy: (-/-/-/-)
Disease Detectives: (-/-/-/-)
Ecology: (-/-/-/-)
Microbe Mission: (-/-/-/-)
Remote Sensing: (-/-/-/-)
Rocks & Minerals: (-/-/-/-)
Towers: (-/-/-/-)


Return to “2017 Question Marathons”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests