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Chromosomal Rearrangement

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Which of the following is a rearrangement that results in an increase in the number of copies of a segment of chromosome?

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1. Which of the following is a rearrangement where a segment of chromosome is removed, rotated 180 degrees, and inserted into the same spot?

2. Which of the following is a rearrangement that results in the removal of a segment of DNA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four different ways that chromosomes can be rearranged. The quiz asks you questions about the characteristics, results, and examples of these chromosomal reorganizations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For these assessments you will:

  • Name the rearrangement that ends with an increase in copies of a chromosomal segment
  • Give the term for when a chromosomal segment is removed from its spot, rotated and re-inserted
  • Select the rearrangement that implies the removal of a DNA segment
  • Identify the type of change made in a given chromosome
  • Choose the term for when two non-homologous chromosomes switch places

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of chromosomal rearrangements to determine the type of change made to a particular chromosome
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to distinguish between different kinds of chromosomal rearrangements
  • Reading comprehension - show that you can draw the most essential information from the related lesson

Additional Learning

Find out more about this topic with the accompanying lesson called Chromosomal Rearrangement. Lesson objectives include:

  • Name the four types of ways chromosomes can be reorganized
  • Note the difference between pericentric and paracentric inversion
  • Understand how non-reciprocal translocation and reciprocal translocation differ
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