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Question 1: [11] It is mildly toxic to ________ and other mammals, but extremely toxic to insects and aquatic life including fish.
HomoMindHumanHuman evolution

Question 2:
What is Rotenone also known as?
formic anammonide
Tetramethylpiperidine
Tubatoxin, Paraderil
Methyl n-amyl ketone

Question 3:
What is the chemical name of Rotenone (IUPAC)
Chromate, diaminetetrakis-
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Heptanoic acid
dihydrogen dioxide

Question 4: Emmanuel Geoffroy first isolated rotenone from a specimen of Robinia nicou, now called Lonchocarpus nicou, while traveling in ________.
GuadeloupeFranceFrench GuianaMartinique

Question 5: Both MPTP and rotenone are lipophilic and can cross the ________.
Blood-brain barrierImmune systemMeningitisAIDS

Question 6: Specifically, it inhibits the transfer of electrons from iron-sulfur centers in ________ to ubiquinone.
NADH dehydrogenaseCholesterol side-chain cleavage enzymeSuccinate dehydrogenaseIsocitrate dehydrogenase

Question 7: Rotenone is classified by the ________ as moderately hazardous.
SwitzerlandUniversal Postal UnionWorld Health OrganizationFood and Agriculture Organization

Question 8: Rotenone works by interfering with the ________ in mitochondria.
MitochondrionElectron transport chainMetabolismOxidative phosphorylation

Question 9: Rotenone is also used in powdered form to reduce parasitic mites on ________ and other fowl.
Chicken soupCockfightChickenChicken (food)

Question 10: This higher toxicity in fish and insects is due to the fact that the lipophilic rotenone is easily taken up through the gills or trachea, but not as easily through the skin or through the ________.
PeritonitisColorectal cancerAscending cholangitisHuman gastrointestinal tract







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