Beneficial Mutations: Examples & Effects


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Which of the following best describes beneficial mutations?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a beneficial mutation?

2. A mutation occurs whenever one of the bases in DNA is changed. What letters represent those bases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some genetic mutations have negative effects, some effects are benign, and others are actually beneficial to an organism. This quiz allows you to test your understanding of these beneficial mutations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this interactive quiz, you'll be tested on:

  • Characteristics of beneficial mutations
  • Bases of DNA
  • Example(s) of beneficial mutations
  • Significance of beneficial mutations being passed through generations
  • Genetic material of an organism

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet gives you the opportunity to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about beneficial mutations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding DNA bases and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reasons why some mutations are beneficial

Additional Learning

For more information about beneficial mutations, review the associated lesson called Beneficial Mutations: Examples & Effects. You'll explore:

  • What mutations are
  • How genetic mutations occur
  • The ways beneficial mutations help organisms