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    Hi there..could u please help me by answering these three questions..these were asked in an exam of mine and I'm just checking whether my answer was correct or not..

    1.Which of the following lack enzymes?
    Fungi or Virus or Bacteria or Algae?

    2.Which one of the following can flow?
    Gelatin or Emulsion or Paste or Jelly

    3.The process by which bio-degradation of special compounds is accelerated by introducing microbial cells is called
    Biomineralisation or Bioremediation or Biodeterioration or Bioaugmentation


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    Question #1 was obviously not written by a virologist. The question-setter wants you to give the answer "virus"; if you did that, then you get a pass for that particular question.


    However, none of the possible answers are actually correct, since all those organisms contain enzymes. Many viruses (not all) package their own enzymes, a classic example would be enzymes involved in nucleic acid replication. Some of these enzymes are even enzymatically active within the virus particle.


    You should give a fail to the exam-writer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwirko View Post
    Question #1 was obviously not written by a virologist. The question-setter wants you to give the answer "virus"; if you did that, then you get a pass for that particular question.


    However, none of the possible answers are actually correct, since all those organisms contain enzymes. Many viruses (not all) package their own enzymes, a classic example would be enzymes involved in nucleic acid replication. Some of these enzymes are even enzymatically active within the virus particle.


    You should give a fail to the exam-writer.
    Hi Thanks for the reply. I wish I could give him a fail. Anyway, my answer was also virus. Hopefullly, he'll give me one mark for that. But still as you said, all of them have enzymes. One well-known enzyme of virus is Reverse transcriptase of retrovirus. I am still not sure if it is a correct answer.

    Could you please tell me your opinion about Question 2 and 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raju_ayer View Post
    1.Which of the following lack enzymes?
    Fungi or Virus or Bacteria or Algae?
    dumb question, as noted above.

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    2.Which one of the following can flow?
    Gelatin or Emulsion or Paste or Jelly
    i have no idea what this is supposed to mean, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by raju_ayer View Post
    3.The process by which bio-degradation of special compounds is accelerated by introducing microbial cells is called
    Biomineralisation or Bioremediation or Biodeterioration or Bioaugmentation
    aren't bioaugmentation and bioremediation basically the same thing? define "special compounds."
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat5592 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by raju_ayer View Post
    1.Which of the following lack enzymes?
    Fungi or Virus or Bacteria or Algae?
    dumb question, as noted above.

    Quote Originally Posted by raju_ayer View Post
    2.Which one of the following can flow?
    Gelatin or Emulsion or Paste or Jelly
    i have no idea what this is supposed to mean, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by raju_ayer View Post
    3.The process by which bio-degradation of special compounds is accelerated by introducing microbial cells is called
    Biomineralisation or Bioremediation or Biodeterioration or Bioaugmentation
    aren't bioaugmentation and bioremediation basically the same thing? define "special compounds."
    Hi it was a question carrying only 1 point. "Special compound" wasn't defined. You just have to pick your answer from the given choices. I chose Biodeterioration. Though I am not sure. It might be Bioremediation. What'd be your choice?
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