Cytoplasmic & Mitochondrial Inheritance: Types & Impacts


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Where is genetic information passed on through extranuclear inheritance NOT located?

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1. When does vegetative segregation occur?

2. When genetic information is passed on through uniparental inheritance, which parent does it usually come from?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz your knowledge of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial inheritance with these assessments. To do well on the quiz, make sure you understand key points like the locations of genetic information passed through extranuclear inheritance and the point at which vegetative segregation happens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas will be covered on the quiz:

  • Parent who usually passes on genetic information in uniparental inheritance
  • Mendelian inheritance in uniparental inheritance
  • Characteristic of biparental inheritance

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of Mendelian inheritance and how it's connected to uniparental inheritance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way genetic information is passed on with extranuclear inheritance and the parent who typically passes on genetic information through uniparental inheritance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of vegetative segregation

Additional Learning

Learn more about the passage of genetic information with the video and text lesson called Cytoplasmic & Mitochondrial Inheritance: Types & Impacts. You can follow along via these key bullet points:

  • Genetic information in mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • Random mutations through vegetative segregation
  • Male and female gametes in uniparental inheritance
  • Mitochondrial inheritance