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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby amerikestrel » April 11th, 2011, 4:20 pm

I have a section on the wiki in progress about that. It is the rabies virus, but the specific family and genus is Rhabdoviridae Lyssavirus. Sometimes, you have to dig around a bit for that. There are also certain types, such as poliovirus, with names that really are that simple.
The virus is scientifically called the rabies virus. The genus is Lyssavirus and the family is Rhabdoviridae, but Rhabdoviridae Lyssavirus is not a taxon.
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » April 11th, 2011, 4:22 pm

I have a section on the wiki in progress about that. It is the rabies virus, but the specific family and genus is Rhabdoviridae Lyssavirus. Sometimes, you have to dig around a bit for that. There are also certain types, such as poliovirus, with names that really are that simple.
The virus is scientifically called the rabies virus. The genus is Lyssavirus and the family is Rhabdoviridae, but Rhabdoviridae Lyssavirus is not a taxon.
I know. I'm just pointing out that's what the family and genus are for reference purposes.

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Postby TheWiseGirl » April 11th, 2011, 4:28 pm

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby liar78 » April 16th, 2011, 5:20 pm

What kind of difficulty level will it be at Nationals?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » April 16th, 2011, 7:51 pm

Um... difficult? You can't exactly predict that because of variables, such as the test writer. Looking at the topics, though, especially antimicrobial agents, I suggest you study as hard as you can. There are many different antibiotics and other defenses against bacteria that are worth knowing.

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Postby chia » April 16th, 2011, 10:15 pm

Illinois state microbes test was super hard compared to my invites/regionals. It had a station on national level material (which I'm not complaining about, I know it sets teams apart, and we knew a good deal of it). It was technically in stations but a lot of the questions could be answered during extra time given in "duplicate" stations (two of the same station to have extra time + space for all the schools). More on content later... I'm too tired now :?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby dvd » April 22nd, 2011, 7:57 am

There seems to be some discrepancies around how many different shapes of viruses there are. The textbook I have and other websites state there are 3- icosahedron, helix, and complex. How many different shapes are there?

Also, is polyhedral the same as icosahedron, and is binal another name for complex?

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » April 22nd, 2011, 8:10 am

There seems to be some discrepancies around how many different shapes of viruses there are. The textbook I have and other websites state there are 3- icosahedron, helix, and complex. How many different shapes are there?

Also, is polyhedral the same as icosahedron, and is binal another name for complex?

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I've also found that there are three. If you find anymore, the classification probably getting specific about whether the virus has a membrane envelope. I believe polyhedral is essentially the same as icosahedral, and as far as I know, binal is another name for complex.

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby earthbot25 » April 23rd, 2011, 8:39 pm

are there any major (or minor) people or scientists I should know?
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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » April 23rd, 2011, 9:19 pm

are there any major (or minor) people or scientists I should know?
I've seen questions about Hershey, Chase, and Griffith on a test. It would be good to know them. I also recommend knowing about Koch and Pasteur, and possibly Prusiner.

Otherwise, I don't think there are too many scientists in this event... not that I've seen, anyway.


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