A Shorter Profile of the Killer

A Shorter Profile of the Killer

Scientists call coronaviruses with that name due to their appearance. Viewed under an electron microscope – well, how else do you view them – they resemble the solar corona. These are crown-like structures conspicuous by protruding protein spikes. This much we all have come to know by now. What else do you know? Take this Coronaviruses Quiz. This way you can have a Profile of the Killer.

This being an evolving issue, more items will be added later to complete the portrait. A relief: this is a non-graded quiz. So, you can take chances. Moreover, you don’t have to face all the balls at one go. Only five items turn up at one take. Ok. Take a shot. Or, read about the Origin and Evolution of Coronaviruses. You can also download the Master Species List from the site of International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.

Coronavirus Quiz

June 4, 2020

1. How was the current pandemic coronavirus named initially?
2. What is Ribavirin?
3. Which species does SARS-CoV-2 belong to?
4. A virus has either a DNA or an RNA genome and is called a DNA virus or an RNA virus, respectively. The vast majority of viruses have genomes.
5. What is the highest taxonomic rank into which virus species are classified?

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