Albinism in Plants: Characteristics & Causes


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What is the main difference between chlorosis and albinism?

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1. What part of the plant does albiflora affect most strongly?

2. What process allows albino redwood trees to survive without producing much, or any, chlorophyll?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo looks into albinism and its presence in plant life, testing your knowledge of its issues, affects, and related facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet poses questions on the following:

  • The difference between chlorosis and albinism
  • What part of the plant albiflora affects most strongly
  • The process that allows albino redwood trees to survive without producing chlorophyll
  • Why albinism is a problem for most plants
  • How albinism is passed from one generation to another in plants

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between chlorosis and albinism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of the plant most affected by albiflora as well as the problems for plants posed by albinism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how albinism is passed from generation to generation in plants as well as the process that allows albino redwood trees to survive without producing chlorophyll

Additional Learning

To learn more about albinism and plants, you can examine the corresponding lesson, Albinism in Plants: Characteristics & Causes. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define albinism
  • Describe chlorophyll
  • Learn about chloroplasts and their importance in plant DNA
  • Relate the causes and effects of albinism in plants