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Understanding Genetics & DNA Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why does a virus infect a bacterium during transduction?

Question 2 2. Transformation involves the exchange of genetic material through _______.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of a physical mutagenic agent?

Question 4 4. A wild animal is born naturally with black eyes instead of the typical green. What type of mutation is this?

Question 5 5. In both asexual and sexual reproduction, what do most fungi use?

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Question 6 6. What makes budding different than most forms of fungi asexual reproduction?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements may be an ethical issue surrounding genetic engineering in humans?

Question 8 8. Which is NOT an advantage of modern genetic manipulation?

Question 9 9. What are tightly coiled structures made of DNA referred to as?

Question 10 10. What is the haploid phase of the plant life cycle called?

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Question 11 11. The main purpose of a multiple cloning site is:

Question 12 12.

Which of the following experiments uses a selectable marker?

I. An experiment in which genetically modified bacteria are blue and all other bacteria are white.

II. An experiment in which the bacteria that has been genetically modified to produce the human insulin protein is identified by checking the DNA sequence.

III. A fruit fly experiment in which a lethal gene kills all progeny except those of the desired genetic makeup.

Question 13 13. How do you know what type of organism this chromosome sample came from?

Question 14 14. Do regular body cells (not sperm and egg) become specialized as different types of cells because the amount of DNA that is in them changes?

Question 15 15. Which of the following would be considered recombinant DNA?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

Question 17 17. What are the differences between somatic and germ-line mutations?

Question 18 18. Mutations are defined as which of the following?

Question 19 19. What is the function of the gene linked to the ability to digest milk?

Question 20 20. Which of these statements is true about genes?

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Question 21 21. Which is an example of a phenotype?

Question 22 22. Are phenotypes caused by genes or environment?

Question 23 23. What genetic advantage does sexual reproduction have over asexual reproduction?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is true about both meiosis and mitosis?

Question 25 25. In conjugation, the donor cell has to have ______ while the recipient must lack it.

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Question 26 26. Why are fruit flies used to study mutation?

Question 27 27. Fungi spores are haploid, what does this mean?

Question 28 28. An organism that has had its genes manipulated by genetic engineering is considered _____.

Question 29 29. Which type of organism undergoes a life cycle referred to as an alternation of generations?

Question 30 30. Which statement is TRUE about the main purpose of an antibiotic selectable marker?'

Understanding Genetics & DNA Chapter Exam Instructions

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