Catchy Carbon Questions

After reading the article "Catchy Carbon" answer these questions using complete sentences.

  1. What is a microbe?
  2. What is a anabolic steroid? (Will require another resource)
  3. What does CIR stand for?
  4. What does the 'T' and 'E' in T/E ratio stand for?
  5. How could an athlete beat the earlier T/E test?
  6. What are the two foods (carbon sources) for Hayes' sea-floor microbes?
  7. What is the raw ingredient that pharmaceutical companies use to make testosterone molecules?
  8. What two isotopes does the CIR use?
  9. Draw a line from the words in column 1 to column 2 and from column 2 to column 3.
    soy temperate more C13
    corn tropical less C13
  10. Explain why eating lots of soy-based foods will not confuse the CIR test.