Microbiology & Parasitology Definitions Quiz

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What is the main focus of microbiology?

Study of microorganisms

Which branch of microbiology focuses on viruses?

Virology

What is the medical term for a disease-causing organism?

Pathogen

Which kingdom of organisms includes bacteria and archaebacteria?

Monera

Which type of parasite is Plasmodium classified as?

Microscopic parasite

Which branch of microbiology focuses on the study of fungi?

Mycology

What is the layman's term for disease-causing organisms?

Germs

Which branch of microbiology specifically focuses on protozoa?

Protozoology

What are microscopic forms of life referred to as in microbiology?

Microbes

Which of the following is classified as a macroscopic parasite?

Pinworm

What is the main focus of the study in mycology?

Fungi

Which kingdom of organisms includes animals?

Animalia

What type of parasite does the malarial Plasmodium fall under?

Microscopic parasite

In microbiology, what do we refer to as 'organisms that take abode (dependent) with other organisms'?

Parasites

Which branch of microbiology focuses on the study of viruses?

Virology

Study Notes

Microbiology Overview

  • The main focus of microbiology is the study of microscopic forms of life.

Branches of Microbiology

  • Virology is the branch of microbiology that focuses on the study of viruses.
  • Mycology is the branch of microbiology that focuses on the study of fungi.
  • Protozoology is the branch of microbiology that specifically focuses on protozoa.

Microorganisms

  • The medical term for a disease-causing organism is a pathogen.
  • The layman's term for disease-causing organisms is germs.
  • Bacteria and archaebacteria are classified under the kingdom Monera.
  • Animals are classified under the kingdom Animalia.

Parasites

  • Plasmodium is classified as a protozoan parasite.
  • Plasmodium is an example of an endoparasite, which is a type of parasite that lives inside the host.
  • Tapeworms are an example of a macroscopic parasite.

Microbiology Terminology

  • Microscopic forms of life are referred to as microorganisms in microbiology.
  • Organisms that live with or on other organisms, dependent on them, are referred to as symbionts.

Test your knowledge on the definitions of terms related to microbiology and parasitology. This quiz covers definitions of terms such as microbiology, microbes, germs, and various branches of microbiology like bacteriology, protozoology, mycology, and virology.

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