Chromatin Structure: Regulation & Modifications


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DNA methylation helps regulate:

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1. Adding a methyl group has what effect?

2. Chromosomes are made up of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The makeup of the human body includes a complex system, and this quiz will determine what you know about one aspect of that system, namely the structure of chromatin. Questions on this quiz will ask you about the structure of DNA and chromosomes, as well as questions about inheritance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these evaluation tools, you can identify how much you know about:

  • DNA methylation
  • The effect of adding methyl groups
  • Chromosome composition
  • Epigenetic inheritance
  • Traits passed from mother to offspring

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz can help you enhance the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as DNA methylation and epigenetic inheritance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the composition of chromosomes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about traits passed from mother to child

Additional Learning

Explore more details about this topic in the connected lesson, Chromatin Structure: Regulation & Modifications. Answers to the quiz questions can be found within the lesson, as can the following information:

  • Gene expression and histones
  • Chemical modifications
  • Non-permanent alterations