Differential Gene Expression: Definition & Examples


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Which process activates the specific genes that define the function of a cell?

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1. What is the genome?

2. Which of these is not a somatic cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Differential gene expression will be covered in this worksheet/quiz. For the quiz you'll need to answer questions on topics like specific genes that define how a cell operates and what a genome is.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of genome
  • How specific genes determine a cell's function
  • Somatic cells
  • How cells appear and function differently
  • Genes in a cell that are not expressed

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding somatic cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how a cell looks and how it operates
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on differential gene expression

Additional Learning

Access the lesson entitled Differential Gene Expression: Definition & Examples to help you learn about the following:

  • How cells determine their specific function in the body
  • Types of cells
  • The implications of cells being manipulated by science