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AP Biology - Genetic Mutations: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A mutation in DNA can affect the amino acid sequence because it affects the code found in _____.

Question 2 2. A type of point mutation that alters the length of the DNA strand is _____.

Question 3 3. When can a genetic mutation get passed down through successive generations?

Question 4 4. An example of a transversion mutation is _____.

Question 5 5. Which enzyme checks DNA for errors?

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Question 6 6. The best term to describe the incorporation of a random mistake into the DNA sequence at a specific point is _____.

Question 7 7. Tay-Sachs disease results from a buildup of harmful chemicals in the

Question 8 8. A shift in the reading frame is usually caused by an insertion or a

Question 9 9. How would a shift in the reading frame likely alter the resulting protein?

Question 10 10. How does a frameshift mutation in the gene coding for the enzyme, hexosaminidase A, result in Tay-Sachs disease?

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Question 11 11. _____ mutations result in a longer DNA strand.

Question 12 12. What kind of mutation causes sickle-cell anemia?

Question 13 13. Which type of mutations can result in a frameshift?

Question 14 14. Mutagens are typically found _____.

Question 15 15. Why do people try to protect their skin from ultraviolet radiation?

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Question 16 16. Which type of mutation does NOT change the overall function of the protein?

Question 17 17. Which type of mutation results in an incomplete polypeptide because of an early stop signal?

Question 18 18. The eleventh amino acid of protein X should be serine, however due to a mutation it now has the amino acid alanine in that position. Which type of mutation could have caused this change?

Question 19 19. Based on the original sequence, ACTTGAC, which of the following answer choices includes a transition mutation?

Question 20 20. How do mutagens cause mutations?

AP Biology - Genetic Mutations: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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