Biotechnology - Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA: Biology Lab


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Proteins that digest (cut) DNA at specific base sequences are called:

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1. The technique used by forensic scientists that uses electricity to sort RFLPs by size is called:

2. Which of these DNA sequences might be recognized by a restriction enzyme?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you will find questions regarding the proteins involved in cutting DNA, as well as how and why scientists examine the cut sections of DNA through restriction enzyme analysis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Successfully completing this quiz requires you to demonstrate your knowledge of the following subjects:

  • Proteins involved in cutting DNA
  • DNA sequences
  • The techniques scientists use in restriction enzyme analysis

Skills Practiced

You will also have the opportunity to practice your skills in:

  • Knowledge application - ensure that you can correctly comprehend the relationship betwenn gel electrophoresis and RFLP's
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving segments of DNA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the bands in a lane marked

Additional Learning

The article entitled Biotechnology - Restriction Enzyme Analysis of DNA: Biology Lab will provide you with further information about restriction enzyme analysis. The article covers these subjects:

  • DNA and proteins
  • The process scientists use to complete restriction enzyme analysis
  • The real world applications of restriction enzyme analysis