Microbiology Questions and Answers – World of Bacteria I – Rickettsias and Chlamydias

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This set of Microbiology Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “World of Bacteria I – Rickettsias and Chlamydias”.

1. Which of the following infect arthropods only?
a) Rickettsieae
b) Ehrlichieae
c) Wolbachieae
d) Rochalimaea
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Answer: c
Explanation: The Wolbachieae are not pathogenic for vertebrates, they infect arthropods only.
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2. The Rickettsias and Chlamydias are similar in all respects.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: b
Explanation: The Rickettsias synthesize ATP as a source of energy whereas Chlamydias cannot synthesize ATP.

3. Classical typhus fever is transmitted by which of the following arthropod?
a) ticks
b) mites
c) fleas
d) lice
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Answer: d
Explanation: Classical typhus fever is caused by Rickettsia species and the arthropod vector which transmits the disease is lice.

4.”Growing epicellularly” means ______________
a) on the surface of host cells
b) within the host cell
c) engulfing the host cell
d) damaging the cell membrane of host cell
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Answer: a
Explanation: Growing epicellularly means growing on the surface of host cells. Rochalimaea grow epicellularly rather than in the cytoplasm or nucleus.
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5. Which of the following genus of Rickettsiaceae have a high resistance to heat?
a) Rickettsia
b) Rochalimaea
c) Coxiella
d) Wolinella
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Answer: c
Explanation: The organisms belonging to Coxiella have an unusually high resistance to heat [may survive a temperature of 62 degree C for 30 mins], probably due to the occurrence of endospore-like structures in the cells.

6. C.burnetti causes which of the following diseases?
a) Q fever
b) Trench fever
c) Rocky Mountain spotted fever
d) Typhoid
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Answer: a
Explanation: C.burnetti is the causative agent of the Q fever, a type of pneumonia. It belongs to the family Rickettsiaceae.

7. Biting flies occur in which of the following place?
a) Australia
b) North America
c) South America
d) Africa
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Answer: c
Explanation: Biting flies occur along the western slopes of the Andes mountains in South America. They transmit Oroya fever in humans.
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8. Initial body in the reproduction of Chlamydias is larger than the elementary body.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: Within the vacuole the elementary body is reorganized into a reticulate body known as the initial body, which is two or three times the size of the elementary body and contains a less dense arrangement of nucleoid material.

9. Which is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the US?
a) Syphilis
b) AIDS
c) Lymphogranuloma venerum
d) Nongonococcal urethritis
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Answer: d
Explanation: Nongonococcal urethritis is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the United States and is caused by the organisms belonging to the genus Chlamydia.

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