Happy Monday! Now take CELSIUS

| Written by sgammon
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Your CELSIUS quiz for the week is below. Are you a rocket scientist or an arm-chair biologist? Take the quiz and see!

The answers to last week's questions follow the quiz.

The Ebola virus is transmitted by:

    1. Food
    2. Water
    3. Respiratory exposure
    4. Body fluid

How long is the average human gene?

    1. 1,000 bp
    2. 4.2 kbp
    3. 28 kbp
    4. 300 kbp

Who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the invention of the PCR technique?

    1. Kary B. Mullis
    2. Rudolph A. Marcus
    3. Elias James Corey
    4. Frederick Sanger

How many genes are in mitochondrial DNA

    1. 5
    2. 37
    3. 142
    4. 3970

The answers to last week's questions:

 

1.  The periodic table was invented in 1869 by Dmitry Medeleyev--Russian Chemist

2.  DNA replicates at 50 nucleotides per second http://www.dnareplication.info/speedofdnareplication.php

3. In English, Drosophila melanogaster translates to black-bellied dew lover http://www.geochembio.com/biology/organisms/fruitfly/

4. Helium has the highest boiling point http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart-elements/boiling-point.htm

5. Donkeys have 62 chromosomes http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/genetics/medgen/chromo/species.html