Cell Fate Specification: Cytoplasmic Determinants & Inductive Signals Video


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At what stage of embryonic development is cell fate specification?

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1. Which of these is not true of cytoplasmic determinants?

2. What sort of specification is caused by cytoplasmic determinants?

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These multiple-choice questions are a quick check on how much you know about cell fate specification. In a few minutes you will know if you need to take steps to improve on what you know.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Cell fate specification's stage of embryonic development
  • Characteristics of cytoplasmic determinants
  • Specification type caused by cytoplasmic determinants
  • Conditional specification versus autonomous specification
  • Molecules responsible for conditional specification

Skills Practiced

The following skills are displayed:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information about embryonic development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of cytoplasmic determinants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify differences between conditional and autonomous specifications

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  • Establishing an irreversible fate
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